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News and Speeches for Department of Police Oversight and Community Safety

Community Safety to host its District Rural Safety Summit in Central Karoo

27 January 2023

On 30 January 2023, the Department of Community Safety will host its District Rural Safety Summit and Policing Needs and Priorities (RSSaPNP) engagement in the Central Karoo District. Read More

Community Safety hosts Policing Needs and Priorities engagement: Cape Metro East

27 January 2023

On 26 January 2023 the Western Cape Department of Community Safety hosted its Policing Needs and Priorities (PNP)engagement in the City of Cape Town for the SAPS Metro East sub-district. Read More

Extend condolences to families of LEAP officers

26 January 2023

Minister Reagen Allen and MMC JP Smith extend condolences to families of LEAP officers Read More

Community Safety to host Policing Needs and Priorities engagement in Metro East

25 January 2023

On 26 January 2023, the Department of Community Safety will host its Policing Needs and Priorities (PNP) engagement in the City of Cape Town for the SAPS Cape Metro East area. Read More

Tourism Safety Officers contribute to safer festive season

24 January 2023

Joint statement: The Western Cape Government’s (WCGs) Tourism Safety Officers (TSOs) have been making a significant contribution to keeping visitors safe at the various holiday sites across the Cape. Read More

LEAP officers secure over 700 arrests during December

19 January 2023

Between 5 December 2022 – 1 January 2023, Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers effected the arrest of 747 individuals for an array of offences. LEAP is an initiative of the Western Cape Government (WCG) and is run in partnership with the... Read More

Overstrand and Swartland K-9 units make huge busts during festive period

18 January 2023

The Overstrand and Swartland K-9 Units made their presence felt throughout the December holiday period.  Between 23 December 2022 – 15 January 2023, these units arrested 55 suspects. Read More

WCLA inspects 100% of licensed premises over 12 months

12 January 2023

Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen says the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) should be commended for inspecting all licensed liquor premises over the past y Read More

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

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