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LEAP forging ahead with crime fighting efforts

28 September 2022

Between 12 - 18 September 2022, Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers confiscated 6 illegal firearms and arrested of 123 individuals for a variety of crimes. Read More

First Rural Safety Summit held in Overberg District

27 September 2022

On 22 and 23 September Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen facilitated the first Rural Safety Summit and Policing Needs and Priorities (RSSaPNP) engagement in Bredasdorp, which is in the Cape Agulhas... Read More

LEAP confiscates 7 illegal firearms in one week

22 September 2022

Between 5 - 11 September 2022, Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers confiscated 7 illegal firearms and arrested of 179 individuals for a variety of crimes. LEAP is an initiative of the Western Cape Government (WCG) and is run in... Read More

Minister Cele misses opportunity to admit that devolution of SAPS is needed

15 September 2022

Today, National Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, for the period of 1 April 2022 – 11 September 2002, presented, on what he terms “an update on the crime situation in the Western Cape.” Minister Cele highlighted the crime statistics on a few matters,... Read More

LEAP operations 29 August – 4 September: Continues to make its impact felt

14 September 2022

Between 29 August 2022 and 4 September 2022, Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers have achieved the arrest of 147 individuals for a variety of crimes. LEAP is an initiative of the Western Cape Government (WCG) and is run in partnership... Read More

Mossel Bay pensioner ensures son gets to Chrysalis as part of 22 Bravo intake

13 September 2022

Ms Gladys Ma-awu (62) from Mossel Bay, last week used her pension grant to ensure that her son could be part of 213 young men that entered the 22 BRAVO course at the Chrysalis Academy. Read More

IPID annual report reveals deeply worrying alleged SAPS contraventions

5 September 2022

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) report for the 2021/22 financial year shows that in the Western Cape, between April 2021 to March 2022, 662 cases were referred to the entity for investigation. Of these, 215 (32.5%) were cases... Read More

K-9 Unit latches onto criminals

1 September 2022

Between 24 – 28 August 2022, the Swartland and Overstrand K-9 Units latched onto criminals with a sharp bite and ensured that 23 individuals could be arrested. Through the efforts of man’s best friend, who detected an array of illicit items, these... Read More

LEAP operations for August lead to over 500 arrests

29 August 2022

Between 1 - 21 August 2022, Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers have achieved the arrest of 515 individuals for a variety of crimes. In this same time period, LEAP officers have amongst others: Read More

Planned protest by non-compliant liquor traders misplaced

25 August 2022

I note the posts on social media about the planned protest action by a group called United Liquor Traders, which is trying to make politics out of liquor laws. Read More

DNA backlog reduced by over 63 000 within 10 months

24 August 2022

Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen says he notes the reduction in the DNA backlog at the Western Cape SAPS Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL). Read More

Unpack Western Cape 1st quarter crime stats

22 August 2022

Minister Allen and Provincial SAPS Commissioner Lt Gen Patekile to unpack Western Cape 1st quarter crime stats Read More

1st Quarter Crime Stats shows why SAPS should be devolved

22 August 2022

The 8,2% reduction in the murder rate for the 1st quarter of the 2022/23 financial year, at SAPS stations where the Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers are currently deployed, is a clear demonstration why SAPS should be devolved to the... Read More

K-9 Unit has a sharp bite

15 August 2022

Between 1 April 2022 and 30 June 2022, the Swartland and Overstrand K-9 Units made their bite felt across the West Coast and Overberg Districts. Read More

100 Days as Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety

4 August 2022

Pushing our mandate to the limit Fighting gun crime – R5 000 reward Crime fighter recognition awards Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) successes Watching Briefs – alerting Minister Cele to systemic failures of police Read More

198 cases withdrawn in court due to SAPS inefficiencies

3 August 2022

Between 1 April 2022 and 30 June 2022, 198 cases serving before court were withdrawn as a result of police inefficiencies by the South African Police Service (SAPS). Read More

Minister Allen unpacks 100 days in office

3 August 2022

Tomorrow, Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen, will conduct a press conference, where he will unpack his first 100 days in office. Read More

Non-compliant Western Cape liquor traders will not have their licenses renewed

2 August 2022

The Western Cape Liquor Authority’s (WCLA) efforts to incentivise compliance and reduce the administrative burden on compliant liquor traders took an important step forward on Monday, 1 August 2022, when notices were served on 116 liquor licence... Read More

Chrysalis graduates can now pay it forward and help create a safer Western Cape

1 August 2022

On Saturday, 30 August, 190 young people who were part of the 22 ALPHA course at the Chrysalis Academy graduated from the programme. This programme is a three-month development and empowerment course. Read More

190 Empowered young people to graduate from Chrysalis

29 July 2022

Tomorrow, 30 July 2022, Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen, will address 190 young people who will be graduating from the Chrysalis Academy. Read More

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