Who will be Nyumba 10 partners?
Nyumba 10 Community policing is based on the premise that no one organization can solve local security problems, which require partnership, collaboration and joint problem-solving between the police, the communities they serve.
Other Nyumba 10 potential partners for grassroots security and community-based policing should include:
· All government agencies e.g. County governments, prosecutors and probation officers, public works departments, neighbouring law enforcement agencies, health and social services, child support services, and schools.
· Community members/groups e.g. individuals who live, work, or otherwise have an interest in addressing safety concerns in the community - volunteers, activists, formal and informal community leaders – who are a valuable resource for identifying community concerns.
· Traditional and community leaders, who are often called to intervene in cases of domestic violence, sexual abuse and child abuse.
· Non-governmental/Community-based service providers, who are core partners in the referral system and provide key support to survivors or women at risk of violence e.g. shelters, women’s organizations, advocacy organizations, survivor support groups, service clubs, community development organizations, faith-based groups or associations.
· Private businesses, who have a stake in the health, education and economic welfare of the community and can contribute financial and other resources.
· Local media, who can assist with publicizing the issue in the community and possible solutions, promote services from government or community agencies or new laws or County bylaws that will be enforced.
· In addition, the media can have a significant impact on public perceptions of the police, domestic violence and security issues for women in the community.
Will Nyumba Kumi provide any security civic awareness products?
Yes. You are in fact reading one just now. Awareness products are the messages that will be available to make people aware and alert on security preparedness issues.
· Elected leaders in Counties, Parliament Senate and County Assemblies must, through funds available for use by their electorate, provide resources to enhance public security awareness. Such resources can be used for.
· Neighbourhood security meetings to which security experts can be invited to educate residents on measures to organise their security.
· Buying security equipment like CCTV cameras, street lighting and associated software and hardware.
· Printing of safety awareness materials like posters, pamphlets and stickers.