Safety & Security honours 238 long service awards recipients

13 Jul 2023 in Where We Govern

The staff members from a range of departments within the Directorate, attended an event at the Cape Town Civic Centre, for a celebration of their service milestones, including 86 who have now officially joined the 20+ club. Read more below:

The Long Service Awards ceremony acknowledged 238 staff members from departments including the Disaster Risk Management Centre, Traffic Service, Fire and Rescue Service, Metro Police and Law Enforcement Departments and the Events Department.

The longest serving staff members to be acknowledged were Edmund Leeman of the DRMC and Metro Police’s Raymond Arnold – both of whom have been with the City for 44 years.

Also in the 40+ club is Metro Police Chief, Wayne Le Roux, who has amassed 41 years of service.

By department, the Fire & Rescue Service led the pack of long service recipients, with 85 staff members acknowledged, including 14 who have notched up more than 40 years of service.

The Traffic Service awarded 66 staff members with long service certificates.

‘I would like to thank all staff who received these awards for their commitment, dedication and perseverance  – but also leading by example to new staff members coming through the ranks, as we expand our Safety and Security Directorate, in service to the residents of Cape Town. Most of these staff members often face dangerous situations to protect and serve, and it’s important to pause and acknowledge their contributions. These long service awards recognise far more than just years on the job – it speaks to the depth and experience that we are fortunate to have within the City of Cape Town … experience that is critical as we work towards the future and increasing safety in our city,’ said Alderman JP Smith, the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security.

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