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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

Minister Anroux Marais commends Western Cape’s Reaction Units successes

13 April 2022

Minister Anroux Marais commends Western Cape’s Reaction Units successes in creating safer communities Read More

Minister Anroux Marais Commends K9 Unit for Drug Bust In Kleinmond

1 April 2022

Acting Minister of Community Safety, Anroux Marais commends another successful Joint Crime Prevention Operation which took place on Wednesday, 30 March 2022. Read More

Department of Community Safety celebrates its 25-year Anniversary

31 March 2022

Acting Minister of Community Safety, Anroux Marais and the Head of Department, Advocate Yashina Pillay are proud to announce the 25th Anniversary of the Department of Community Safety. Read More

The Department of Community Safety’s R776.1m budget presented by Minister Marais

29 March 2022

Yesterday, 28 March 2022, Minister Anroux Marais presented the Department of Community Safety’s Budget Appropriation for the 2022/23 financial year at the Western Cape Provincial Parliament.   Read More

Minister Marais welcomes the arrest of accused in Khayelitsha mass murder case

28 March 2022

Acting Minister of Community Safety, Anroux Marais, welcomes the confirmed arrest of a suspect in connection with the multiple mass murder cases being investigated in Khayelitsha. Read More

Minister Marais condemns senseless killings in Khayelitsha on Sunday

22 March 2022

The Acting Minister of Community Safety, Anroux Marais, strongly condemns the senseless killing of 6 people in the Enkanini Informal settlement in Khayelitsha on Sunday, 20 March 2022. Read More

Minister Marais condemns the shooting and killing of 5 people in Khayelitsha

14 March 2022

Minister Marais condemns the shooting and killing of 5 people in Khayelitsha & welcomes activation of 72-hour plan to find suspects Read More

Minister Anroux Marais Commends Crime Prevention Successes of K9 Units

3 March 2022

Minister Anroux Marais commends crime prevention successes of K9 Units across the Western Cape and urges Communities to support the brave work they do Read More

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