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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

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

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

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