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Overstrand and Swartland K-9 Units proving to be crime busters

20 December 2022

The Overstrand and Swartland K-9 Units are continuing to prove their worth as crime busters along both coastal areas.  Read More

LEAP officers continue their presence in Manenberg

13 December 2022

Between 5 – 11 December 2022, Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers had various operations in the Manenberg and surrounding areas. This led to the arrest of 33 suspects for a variety of crimes, while also confiscating 99 items. The... Read More

DNA backlog showing further reduction within 3 months

12 December 2022

A recent visit to the Western Cape South African Police Services’ (SAPS) Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) shows that the reduction in the DNA backlog is making steady progress. Read More

64 GBV cases struck off court roll within 3 months due to SAPS inefficiencies

12 December 2022

The second quarter report (July – September 2022) of the Western Cape Department of Community Safety’s (DOCS) Court Watching Briefs (CWB) shows that 208 cases monitored during this period, at 15 courts across the province, were struck off the court... Read More

Minister Allen visits Manenberg after recent shootings

6 December 2022

Today, Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety Reagen Allen, visited Manenberg to engage various stakeholders after a recent flare up in gang shootings in the area. Read More

Overstrand K-9 unit helps with arrest of alleged abalone syndicate members

5 December 2022

This past Friday evening (2 December 2022), the Overstrand K-9 Unit ensured that 4 members who are allegedly part of an abalone smuggling ring were stopped in their tracks. Read More

Joint Statement: Assault increases on women and children alarming

30 November 2022

The increase in assault/grievous bodily harm (GBH) cases against women and children as reflected in the second quarter (July – September 2022) crime statistics for the Western Cape, is Read More

WCG and City launch units aimed at tourism safety

29 November 2022

Joint Media Release: Western Cape Government and City of Cape Town  Read More

WCG and City to launch units aimed at tourism safety

28 November 2022

On Tuesday, 29 November 2022, the Western Cape Government (WCG) and the City of Cape Town (CoCT) will jointly launch their respective Tourism Safety Units. Read More

208 more youth upskilled through the Chrysalis Academy

28 November 2022

On 26 November 2022, 208 young men who hail from every corner of the province, graduated from the Chrysalis Academy.  Read More

Unpack Western Cape Town 2nd Quarter Crime Stats

28 November 2022

Minister Allen and Provincial and Provincial SAPS Commissioner LT Gen Patkile to unpack Western Cape Town 2nd Quarter Crime Stats Read More

Invitation to Chrysalis Academy 22 BRAVO Graduation

25 November 2022

Media are invited to attend the graduation ceremony of 22 BRAVO on Saturday, 26 November 2022, at the Chrysalis Academy in Tokai. The Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen will deliver the keynote address. Read More

MEC Allen issues certificates to liquor outlets who were first to renew licenses

24 November 2022

Yesterday, the Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen, visited three liquor outlets to hand over their liquor licence certificates, after they were among the first to renew their licence, online via the newly... Read More

Minister Allen to visit first liquor outlets to renew their licences online

22 November 2022

Tomorrow, 23 November 2022, Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen will visit three liquor licence holders who were among the first to renew their licence online via the newly launched eLicence Portal. Read More

LEAP officers play crucial role during minibus taxi strike

22 November 2022

The presence of 120 Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers during the recent minibus taxi strike assisted the South African Police Services (SAPS) and other City of Cape Town Law Enforcement Agencies to ensure greater visibility and... Read More

Department of Community Safety hosts NHW Safety Engagement in the Garden Route

18 November 2022

On Tuesday, 15 November 2022 and Wednesday, 16 November 2022 the Department of Community Safety (DoCS) hosted 66 Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) structures at a NHW safety engagement in George and Mossel Bay respe Read More

DoCS hosts Rural Safety Summit in Cape Winelands Municipality

15 November 2022

  On 14 and 15 November 2022, the Western Cape Department of Community Safety hosted its fourth Rural Safety Summit and Policing Needs and Priorities (RSSaPNP) engagement in the Cape Winelands District Municipality. Read More

DoCS to host Rural Safety Summit in Cape Winelands District Municipality

11 November 2022

On 14 and 15 November 2022, the Department of Community Safety will host its fourth District Rural Safety Summit and Policing Needs and Priorities (RSSaPNP) engagement in the Cape Winelands District Municipality. Read More

LEAP Officers confiscate a high number of illegal firearms: September - October

10 November 2022

Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers are directly ensuring that the arsenal of criminals is reduced. Read More

LEAP Officers remove over 30 illegal firearms off the streets in three weeks

3 November 2022

Between Monday 3 and Sunday - 23 October 2022, Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers ensured that 36 illegal firearms were removed from the streets in areas where they Read More

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