Benoni Community Radio Network
About the Benoni Community Radio Network
The network allows the residents of Benoni with handsets to communicate with each other and the members of the CPF (Community Police Forum) in emergencies or to report suspicious behavior etc.
What are the advantages
- When someone experiences a burglary, armed robbery, hijacking or has a vehicle stolen they contact their security company or the SAPS after the incident but no one else that could offer assistance knows of the incident.
- By contacting your security company and also reporting the incident on the radio network the other network users and the members of the CPF can respond. The CPF members that monitor the network will then report the incident on the CAN system if necessary.
- When a crime has been committed and the details have been broadcast over the radio network, the members can be on the lookout for the suspects vehicles or suspects and call it in over the network so that we can track what direction they are going.
- The members of the Radio Network can also use their handsets to report suspicious vehicles or people to the other users so that they can be aware.
- By reporting the incident over the Radio Network the CPF can get the SAPS, Emergency Services, EMPD or other CPF members to offer assistance asap.
About the Crime Air Network (CAN)
CAN (Crime Air Network) is a radio network that connects the CPF, SAPS, EMPD and Emergecy Services. The amount of stolen vehicles, hijacked vehicles as well as suspects that have been arrested has been phenomenal. When you have reported an incident over the Benoni Community Radio Network the relevant CPF members will also report it on the CAN system if necessary.
How to Join the Benoni Community Radio Network
Anyone residing in Benoni can join the Benoni Community Radio Network. You will become the eyes and ears of your neighbourhood.
- Download and fill in the application form. (Download Application.)
- Send the completed form together with a copy of your ID to email@example.com or fax it to 086 694 0595. State in the email that you want to join the Radio Network.
- You will be notified once SAPS clearance has been successful.
- Radio can then be purchased and call sign allocated, access to the website will also be provided.
Benoni CPF Patrollers
If you would like to get more involved you can join the CPF Patrollers and help us keep our neigbourhoods safe by doing voluntary patrolling for a few hours a week.
How to join the CPF Patrollers
- Download the CPF Application Form, fill it in and together with a copy of your ID send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Once your application has been approved you will be asked to attend the CPF Training and Swearing In Parade. Patroller Training must also be attended.
- You will need to purchase Magnetic Car Mats with the approved CPF insignia.
- It is advisable to also be a member of the Benoni Community Radio Network to enable you to be in contact with the Community and other Patrollers.