Friday sees the passing-out of 470 EMPD officers, who have just completed their training at the police training academy in Kwa-Thema.

The new recruits will be deployed throughout the City to fight lawnesses.

This new intake means the EMPD force now stands at 2 923.

“During the State of the City Address the Executive Mayor indicated that fighting crime is one of the key components of the City, and that cannot happen without well-trained manpower carry out this daunting task” – MMC for Community Safety Cllr Letlhogonolo Moseki.

The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department celebrated two decades of servicing the City of Ekurhulni. The police force was formed in February 2002, just over a year after the formation of the City of Ekurhuleni through the amalgamation of the former towns and cities in the then East Rand. his is a department responsible for crime prevention, traffic law enforcement, bylaw enforcement and licensing services in the City of Ekurhuleni