ANPR / Parklands neighbourhood watch success


The alert went out to the Parklands Neighbourhood Watch ANPR response group that a wanted vehicle had entered our area. PNW responded immediately and put the call out over the CW radio to inform SAPS and the various Security Companies. Avid Security found the vehicle and PNW, UPC Tactical Secure Protection and Complex Patrols all followed the vehicle while keeping SAPS updated. The vehicle was escorted back to the police station where further investigation is on the way for this vehicle and 4 suspects. Thanks to Complex Patrols, PNW members, UPC Tactical Secure Protection and Avid Security.


Join the Parklands Neighbourhood Watch


That if you reside, work or have a vested interest in the Parklands, Parklands North, Sunningdale, Sandown, Rivergate & Pioneer Valley areas, you can apply to become a member of PNW? To get started, click the online link –  PARKLANDS NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH MEMBER REGISTRATION (

That PNW consists of men and women just like you?

That PNW operates in our defined area of Parklands, Parklands North, Sunningdale, Sandown, Rivergate & Pioneer Valley which leads to a more focused and knowledgeable team operating in our unique area with its unique challenges?

That PNW aims to have a minimum of 1 member, in radio contact, in every road within our operating area for the reporting of suspicious and criminal activities (eyes and ears for SAPS)?


Active and defined patrols

Visible patrols while you go about your daily routine

Operations with SAPS

Operations with PNW

Administrative duties

Fundraising & marketing


Click the online link for the initial registration – PARKLANDS NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH MEMBER REGISTRATION (

Membership forms and a police clearance is required.

PNW will provide in house training.


Street Muggings & Robbery Hotspots

Gie Road in Parklands, Guilford Road in Parklands, Parklands Main Road all the way down to Sandown Road are hotspots for street muggings and robberies.

Please be extra careful and aware of your surrounds in these areas.

Please report all suspicious activity to SAPS, your Armed Response company and PNW.

Moving targets



Cellphone theft is on the rise and anyone of us could be the next victim, including school children who own a smart phone. Getting your device snatched is becoming a scarily common occurrence. But this is no wonder when we take into account how many of us carry a smart phone out in public, blissfully ignorant of those observing us. Many school children are robbed of their phones while walking home from school, or whilst waiting at the bus stop. This happens when the user is so engrossed attending a call, checking for messages or reading the latest post, that they don’t notice when a thief is about to commit a crime.

Here are some tips to prevent it from happening to YOU:

  • Always be aware of your surroundings. That way you will be able to react to any suspicious activity going on around you which might put your possessions (AND YOU) in danger.
  • Using a handsfree unit is a better option while out in public. This will avoid you flashing your phone in front of greedy people.
  • Do not text and walk. Although many of us find it almost impossible not to react to the “ding” of our phone no matter where we are, taking it out to check and answer that message leaves us in a very vulnerable position.
  • Never keep your phone in “easy to access” places, such as: the back pocket of your pants; the front pocket of your jacket; the outer pocket of your backpack/handbag, ect. Avoid showcasing your phone when you are not using it.
  • Avoid storing all your personal information on your phone. If your phone gets stolen, you can become a target for various scams. Always password protect your phone.