Practitioner – Jonathan Deal

Jonathan Deal – Practitioners

My motivation to join SaferSpaces:

My brief is to grow SafeCitizen as a Civil Rights organisation with a specific focus on safety and security of all persons in South Africa.

I'm working in these sectors:
Civil society and community based organisations, Private sector
I'm specialising in these topics:
Community Policing, Crime prevention through environmental design, Gangs and gun violence, Prevention concepts, Private security, Rural safety, Safety planning, Transport Safety, Urban safety, Violence in Schools and Educational Institutions
Resources published

I bring more than 40 years of experience to the table. Having worked as a security and risk management practitioner across South Africa for companies such as Anglo-American Farms, Mercedes Benz, Plessey Tellumat and others, I understand safety and security - urban, rural, community.

As the owner of a SAPS approved and registered training institution I am authorised to present and certify citizens at the highest level of firearm training that can lawfully be awarded to civilians.

I have authored numerous opinions and articles around security and safety and was a founder member of Chapter 213 of the Amercian Society for Industrial Security - Cape Town chapter.

I created the Treasure Karoo Action Group in 2011 - a civil society organisation that managed to stymie the plans of Shell and the Department of Minerals to rush headlong into shale gas exploration in our very sensitive Karoo environment - a move that would certainly have devastated agriculture and tourism and the many South Africans that depend thereon in that area. That battle continues.