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GSCID Operations Manager, Charl Brooks, was recently promoted from Contract Manager  to Branch Manager by Securitas, the GSCID’s Security Service provider  of several CIDs falling within their jurisdiction. The precincts  are the Woodstock and Wynberg Improvement Districts (WID), the Little Mowbray and Rosebank CID (LMRID), Groote Schuur CID (GSCID), and Voortrekker Road CID, all serviced by leading security service provider, Securitas.

This means Brooks will have a significant increase in his area of responsibility and operational management. His promotion has come about after 17 years of service to the local CID industry: ten years at the Claremont Improvement District (CIDC) and seven years with the Groote Schuur CID (GSCID).

Brooks has been in the security industry since early 2000, working his way through the ranks. He gained valuable experience with Gray Security, G4S and then with Orbis Security Services as Contracts Manager to the Claremont Improvement District Company and in his post as Operations Manager for the GSCID.

“Normal working hours are rare,” says Brooks, “as security operations are often conducted at night, together with social outreach initiatives while interacting with the homeless. Random and regular co-operative operations are also conducted in partnership with SAPS and Law Enforcement.”

Clearly passionate about his work, Brooks believes strongly in team work and in their support to achieve their objective of reducing crime in the area.

Brooks is ably assisted by Ivor Manuel who has been employed by the GSCID for four years and has served in the position of Contract Supervisor for the past seven months. Manuel has six years previous security experience in surveillance and as a K9 handler, which stands him in good stead in his current role within the operations sector of the GSCID.

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Manuel enjoys the opportunity the position brings to meet an array of people and also to help uplift the community. He sees his main challenge as dealing with crime which he says “is always a battle no matter how many hours you dedicate to the job.

Anthony Davies, GSCID CEO, says Brooks is a highly experienced Operations Manager and this promotion is  a well deserved recognition of his excellent service.

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