Safety & Security
24/7 CCTV Surveillance
All entrances and main routes through Paarden Eiland, plus several hotspots, are covered by a high quality CCTV network monitored at PECID’s own control room situated within the City Improvement District.
The modern, fully equipped control room is manned by specially trained staff, contracted from ENFORCE Security Services, who have radio and cell phone contact with PECID Patrol Officers as well as direct communication with SAPS and other emergency services. Tracking suspicious vehicles or persons; foiling attempted burglaries and often catching thieves red-handed are all in a day’s work for this dedicated team.
Report crime or call for assistance by phoning
PECID Camera Control on 076 501 3205 or 021 510 1290.
24/7 Vehicle Patrols
Two dedicated PECID patrol vehicles, contracted from ENFORCE and manned by nine armed officers, patrol our streets day and night on a twelve-hour shift basis. The vehicles are uniquely branded and easily recognisable. Patrol Officers have been specially selected by ENFORCE for their experience and zero-tolerance attitude and have undergone specific training to deal with the particular needs of the CID, including infringements of relevant City Bylaws. An extremely good working relationship prevails with the South African Police, City Law Enforcement and other security role-players.
PECID enjoys the benefit of two Law Enforcement Officers thanks to Ward 55 allocation by immediate past Ward Councillor Bernadette le Roux. The Officers deal with contraventions of most City Bylaws, excluding moving traffic violations. Their regular patrols in Paarden Eiland make a huge difference to the enforcement of general law and order in our area.
South African Police
Paarden Eiland falls under Maitland SAPS and, as such, enjoys the presence of the Sector 1 police van during its patrols and relevant call-outs to attend to criminal incidents. PECID works closely with Maitland Police, keeping up to date with details of wanted criminals, criminal activity and crime trends. Effective visible policing has made a major impact on the reduction of crime over the past year.