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Mob killing trend is deeply worrying

20 June 2022

The latest report about yet another alleged mob justice killing, which occurred yesterday on the corner of 1st Avenue and Lincoln Road in Belmont Park, Kraaifontein, Read More

LEAP Officers continues to flex their muscle

13 June 2022

Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen says between 4 April 2022 – 29 May 2022, Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers have been tackling crime head-on in the 14 police precincts where they are... Read More

So-called 'National shutdown' Protest should be peaceful

10 June 2022

A series of communications was circulated yesterday on a possible National Shutdown in response to increasing fuel prices. Read More

Crime intelligence improvement required to prevent mass shootings

8 June 2022

I am deeply appalled at yet another mass murder that occurred last night in Khayelitsha. The South African Police Service (SAPS) confirmed that 4 people were shot at the Madiba supermarket in Site B. Three died in the store and the fourth later at a... Read More

Minister Allen and SAPS Commissioner Lt Gen Patekile to unpack WC Stats

7 June 2022

Minister Allen and Provincial SAPS Commissioner Lt Gen Patekile to unpack Western Cape Crime stats Read More

4th quarter crime stats shows Nyanga murder rate continues to decrease

3 June 2022

Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen says the deliberate deployment of Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers in the Nyanga area, who for many years was known as the murder capital of South Africa,... Read More

Western Cape has more than 16 000 registered Neighbourhood Watch members

31 May 2022

Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety Reagen Allen says, he is pleased to note that there are currently 16 084 registered Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) members in 441 accredited NHW’s across the province. Read More

176 arrests through the efforts of LEAP Officers

30 May 2022

Between 16 – 22 May, and through the efforts of Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers, 176 perpetrators were arrested for a variety of offences. Read More

Inclement weather cannot keep Minister Allen away from patrolling with NHWs

25 May 2022

Although there was inclement weather across the greater Cape Town last night, the Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen, still conducted a patrol with the Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) in the Somerset West area. ... Read More

LEAP Officers deployed where the need is greatest

24 May 2022

Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen says in areas where Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers are deployed, they continue to make a notable different in addressing crime and preventing violence.  Read More

Minister Allen engages Manenberg and Heideveld residents on Manenberg shootings

23 May 2022

This past Friday, 20 May 2022 Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety Reagen Allen, engaged various stakeholders about the recent flare up in gang shootings in the Manenberg area. Read More

Manenberg and Khayelitsha shooters must be apprehended speedily

23 May 2022

I am extremely angry at the latest shooting incidents that occurred in Khayelitsha and Manenberg. On Sunday evening in Ekuphumleni, which is situated in Khayelitsha, 3 members of a family were fatally shot in their home. Read More

Minister Allen embarks on another patrol with the Neighbourhood Watch

20 May 2022

On Wednesday evening, 18 May 2022 Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety Reagen Allen, conducted his second patrol with the Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) in the Woodstock area.  Read More

Due to recent spike in shootings MEC Allen will visit Manenberg SAPS station

20 May 2022

Tomorrow, 20 May 2022, Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen will visit the Manenberg SAPS station to engage the VISPOL head and various relevant stakeholders of the area. This visit comes in light of the... Read More

New Liquor Licence renewal process to incentivise exemplary behaviour

18 May 2022

The Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) is now in a position to regulate liquor more effectively and fairly in the public interest. Read More

3 days left to make submissions to Ombudsman

17 May 2022

Three days left to make submissions to Ombudsman into why SAPS is failing to close drug houses Read More

Department of Police Oversight and Community Safety hosts NHW safety engagement

13 May 2022

On Wednesday, 11 May 2022 the Department of Police Oversight and Community Safety (DOPOCS) hosted 92 Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) structures at a NHW safety engagement in Parow. This is the first in a series of upcoming engagements with NHWs across the... Read More

LEAP Officers making their presence felt

12 May 2022

Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen, is pleased to note how the Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers are continuing to combat crime in hotspots where they’ve been deployed. Read More

Minister Allen conducts first patrol with Tafelsig Neighbourhood Watch

6 May 2022

This past Wednesday evening, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety and Police Oversight, Reagen Allen, conducted his first patrol with the Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) in the Tafelsig, Mitchells Plain area. Read More

Minister Reagen Allen Officially Sworn in

26 April 2022

Minister Reagen Allen Officially Sworn in as Western Cape Minister of Community Safety and Police Oversight Read More

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