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SAPU calls for an increased budget for community policing forums amid rising crime rates

# The South African Policing Union urges government to increase the 70-million-rand allocated for community policing forums to enhance resources and collaboration in the fight against crime. This follows Police minister Bheki Cele’s release of the third-quarter crime statistics, revealing a 2.1-percent year-on-year rise in the murder rate. The union expresses concern over the safety of law enforcement officials, citing the need for proactive measures. According to SAPU, the forums play a critical role in enhancing public safety and addressing the growing challenges posed by crime.