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News and Speeches for Department of Police Oversight and Community Safety

Successes by Swartland, Overstrand and Mossel Bay K-9 and Rural Safety Units

17 April 2024

Successes by Swartland, Overstrand and Mossel Bay K-9 and Rural Safety Units in one week. Read More

89 Gender-based violence cases struck off the court roll within six months

15 April 2024

89 Gender-based violence cases struck off the court roll within six months due to Police inefficiencies. Between April 2023 and September 2023, the first and second quarter reporting periods of the Western Cape Department of Police Oversight and... Read More

Twenty-eight arrests by K-9 and Rural Safety Units in one week

11 April 2024

Twenty-eight arrests by Swartland, Overstrand and Mossel Bay K-9 and Rural Safety Units in one week. Read More

LEAP officers confiscate 14 firearms during March

10 April 2024

The Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers continue to work creating safer communities by conducting various operations and patrols in the hotspot areas where they are deployed. Read More

More than 220 young men empowered to be safety champions in their communities

8 April 2024

On Saturday, 6 April 2024, 223 young men from across the Western Cape, between the ages of 18–25 years-old graduated from the Chrysalis Academy. The young men commenced with their 3-month course in mid-January.  Read More

Operations by Swartland, Overstrand and Mossel Bay K-9 and Rural Safety Units

4 April 2024

Operations by Swartland, Overstrand and Mossel Bay K-9 and Rural Safety Units in one week. The Mossel Bay, Overstrand and Swartland K-9 Units, in partnership with the Rural Safety Units (RSUs) in the Overstrand and Swartland areas, have continue to... Read More

Brave budget in the face of adversity to create Safer Communities

28 March 2024

Extracts from Minister Reagen Allen’s budget speech: Read More

25 Arrests by Swartland, Overstrand and Mossel Bay K-9 and Rural Safety Units

27 March 2024

Twenty-five arrests by Swartland, Overstrand and Mossel Bay K-9 and Rural Safety Units in one week   Read More

WC Police Ombudsman finalises over 86% of all cases during first 3 Quaters

25 March 2024

Western Cape Police Ombudsman finalises over 86% of all cases during first three Quarters     Read More

20 Peace Officers graduate in Cape Agulhas

20 March 2024

The Cape Agulhas municipal area is now in a stronger position to combat crime after 20 Peace Officers (PO’s) graduated in Bredasdorp yesterday from the PO-programme. For the Overberg region, we have now completed PO training and placement of 73 PO’s. Read More

Operational successes by Municipalities K-9 and Rural Safety Units

20 March 2024

Operational successes by Swartland, Overstrand and Mossel Bay K-9 and Rural Safety Units   Read More

LEAP Officers arrest more than 1 150 suspects during February

18 March 2024

The Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers once again made their presence felt in the various hotspot areas where they are deployed. Between 29 January and 3 March 2024, the officers arrested 1 155 individuals for various crimes, while... Read More

Fifteen arrested by Swartland, Overstrand & Mossel Bay K-9 & Rural Safety Units

13 March 2024

The Mossel Bay, Overstrand and Swartland K-9 Units, in partnership with the Rural Safety Units (RSUs) in the Overstrand and Swartland areas, are continuing to disrupt and stop criminal activities in the Western Cape. Read More

Successes by Swartland, Overstrand and Mossel Bay K-9 and Rural Safety Units

7 March 2024

Various successes by Swartland, Overstrand and Mossel Bay K-9 and Rural Safety Units. Read More

First payout made for reporting an illegal firearm

4 March 2024

Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen is thrilled that the first payout, amounting to R 3 000.00, for reporting an illegal firearm was made on 28 February 2024. Read More

Minister Allen to provide an update on Joslin Smith

1 March 2024

Today, Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen, will provide an update into the investigation of missing 7-year-old Joslin Smith. This young girl worryingly has been missing for almost two weeks.  Read More

36 Suspects sniffed out by Swartland, Overstrand and Mossel Bay K-9/Safety Units

28 February 2024

36 Suspects sniffed out by Swartland, Overstrand and Mossel Bay K-9 and Rural Safety Units Read More

LEAP Officers confiscate 17 firearms during first month of 2024

26 February 2024

The Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers continue to work creating safer communities by conducting various operations and patrols in the hotspot areas where they are deployed. Read More

Swartland, Overstrand and Mossel Bay K-9 and Rural Safety Units arrest suspects

22 February 2024

Swartland, Overstrand and Mossel Bay K-9 and Rural Safety Units arrest 24 suspects in one week. Read More

Premier Winde and Minister Reagen Allen hand over drones

22 February 2024

Premier Winde and Minister Reagen Allen hand over drones to various district municipalities  Read More

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