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News and Speeches for Department of Police Oversight and Community Safety

LEAP officers confiscate 28 firearms during September

23 October 2023

The Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers have once again made their presence felt, when they removed illegal firearms from various communities. Between 4 September and 1 October 2023, LEAP officers confiscated 28 firearms. Read More

Swartland, Overstrand and Mossel Bay K-9 and Rural Safety Units operations

20 October 2023

The Mossel Bay, Overstrand and Swartland K-9, inclusive of the Rural Safety Units (RSUs) in the Overstrand and Swartland areas, continues to make inroads against crime in their respective areas. Read More

Young men can now submit applications for Chrysalis

18 October 2023

Young men between the ages of 18–25 years-old are encouraged to immediately submit their applications for the new intake at the Chrysalis Academy. This is a lifechanging opportunity that our young men across the Western Cape should not miss. Read More

Department of Police Oversight and Community Safety achieves 15th Clean Audit

12 October 2023

The Department of Police Oversight and Community Safety (POCS) strives for service excellence and received their 15th consecutive clean audit outcome.  Read More

Deploy SAPS according to data to combat murders

5 October 2023

Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen says the revelation by the National Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, during a press briefing, yesterday that there were more than 100 murders in one week in the province, is... Read More

More Neighbourhood Watches accredited and receive bicycles in Beaufort West

29 September 2023

During a recent visit to Beaufort West, Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen handed over 8 bicycles to 4 neighbourhood watches (NHWs), with each receiving 2. Read More

No lawlessness will be tolerated during EFF's so-called protest

28 September 2023

On Wednesday, 27 September 2023, Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen, met with District Executive Mayors, along with relevant and senior officials from various provincial departments, district municipalities... Read More

Minister Allen continues with District Engagements to ensure greater safety

28 September 2023

Minister Allen continues with District Engagements to ensure greater safety across the Province. Read More

Minister Allen asks Police Ombudsman to investigate SAPS' alleged inefficiencies

22 September 2023

Minister Allen requests Police Ombudsman to investigate SAPS' alleged inefficiencies during Swellendam protests. Read More

Huge mandrax busts by K-9 and Rural Safety Units

20 September 2023

Huge mandrax busts as Swartland, Overstrand and Mossel Bay K-9 and Rural Safety Units make inroads  Read More

LEAP officers confiscate 16 firearms during September

14 September 2023

The Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers are continuing to make inroads into removing illegal firearms from communities. Between 31 July and 3 September, LEAP officers confiscated 16 firearms. Read More

Swartland, Overstrand and Mossel Bay K-9 and Rural Safety Units successes

6 September 2023

Swartland, Overstrand and Mossel Bay K-9 and Rural Safety Units achieving more successes Read More

Minister Allen conducts District Engagements to achieve greater safety

4 September 2023

Minister Allen conducts District Engagements to achieve greater safety across the Province. Read More

Overstrand, Swartland and Mossel Bay K-9 and Rural Safety Units operations

30 August 2023

The Overstrand and Swartland Rural Safety Units (RSUs), along with their and the Mossel Bay K-9 units are continuing to make inroads into the fight against crime in their respective areas. Read More

Overstrand, Swartland and Mossel Bay K-9 and Rural Safety Units operations

30 August 2023

The Overstrand and Swartland Rural Safety Units (RSUs), along with their and the Mossel Bay K-9 units are continuing to make inroads into the fight against crime in their respective areas. Read More

Unpack Western Cape 1st Quarter Crime Statistics

22 August 2023

Premier Winde, Minister Allen and Provincial SAPS Commissioner LT GEN Patekile to unpack Western Cape 1st Quarter Crime Stats.   Read More

Crime stats reveal another decrease in Western Cape murder rate

18 August 2023

Joint statement: Premier Alan Winde and Provincial Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen Crime stats reveal another decrease in Western Cape murder rate   Read More

Overstrand, Swartland and Mossel Bay K-9 and Rural Safety Units makes inroads

16 August 2023

Overstrand, Swartland and Mossel Bay K-9 and Rural Safety Units makes inroads Read More

Premier Winde and Minister Allen to embark on a safety Programme in Stellenbosch

15 August 2023

On 16 August 2023, Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde and provincial Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen, will embark on various safety initiatives in the Stellenbosch area.  These initiatives include: Read More

LEAP officers arrest more than 1 000 suspects during July 2023

14 August 2023

The Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers once again made their presence felt by arresting 1 098 individuals between 3 and 30 July 2023, while also confiscating 30 firearms from across the metro. Read More

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