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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

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

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

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

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

198 cases withdrawn in court due to SAPS inefficiencies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Between 1 April 2022 and 30 June 2022, 198 cases serving before court were withdrawn as a result of police inefficiencies by the South African Police Service (SAPS).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

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