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News and Speeches for Ministry of Police Oversight and Community Safety

Twenty-one arrests by Swartland, Overstrand and Mossel Bay K-9 and RSUs

23 May 2024

Twenty-one arrests by Swartland, Overstrand and Mossel Bay K-9 and Rural Safety Units in one week. Read More

Minister Allen engages local governments to strengthen safety efforts

22 May 2024

Minister Allen engages local governments to strengthen safety efforts across the Western Cape. Read More

Central Karoo District receives safety boost from Western Cape Government

20 May 2024

This past Friday, 17 May 2024, the Western Cape Government (WCG) continued to boost safety and empower districts, after Provincial Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen, handed over a drone to the Central Karoo District... Read More

Makhaza and Tafelsig SAPS stations long overdue

17 May 2024

Statement by the Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen, Makhaza and Tafelsig SAPS stations long overdue. Read More

Weekly operational successes by Swartland and Mossel Bay K-9 and RSUs

16 May 2024

Weekly operational successes by Swartland and Mossel Bay K-9 and Rural Safety Units. The Mossel Bay and Swartland K-9 Units, in partnership with the Rural Safety Unit (RSU) in the Swartland area, are continuing to actively combat crime. Read More

Statement by Minister Reagen Allen, our hope is that Joslin Smith will return

14 May 2024

Statement by Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen. Read More

LEAP Officers have made 30 873 arrests since inception to 28 April 2024

14 May 2024

The Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers have once again been actively ensuring that criminals are removed from communities where they are deployed. Since inception 30 873 arrests have been made to 28 April 2024. Read More

Matzikama safety efforts strengthened with the graduation of 15 Peace Officers

13 May 2024

Safety efforts in the Matzikama municipal area have now been strengthened with the graduation of 15 Peace Officers (POs), which occurred in Vredendal this past Thursday. Read More

Fifteen arrests by K-9 and Rural Safety Units

8 May 2024

Fifteen arrests by Swartland, Overstrand and Mossel Bay K-9 and Rural Safety Units. The Mossel Bay, Overstrand and Swartland K-9 Units, in partnership with the Rural Safety Units (RSUs) in the Overstrand and Swartland areas, are continuing to... Read More

Statement by Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety

7 May 2024

Statement by Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen, 30 Peace Officers to contribute to improving safety in the Breede Valley and Langeberg areas. Read More

Operational successes in Swartland, Overberg and Mossel Bay

2 May 2024

Operational successes by Swartland, Overberg and Mossel Bay K-9 and Rural Safety Units in one week. The Mossel Bay, Overstrand and Swartland K-9 Units, in partnership with the Rural Safety Units (RSUs) in the Overstrand and Swartland areas, have... Read More

Systematic police failures leads to 84 cases of gender-based violence struck off

24 April 2024

Systematic police failures leads to 84 cases of gender-based violence struck off court roll during 3rd quarter. Read More

Twenty arrests by Swartland, Overstrand and Mossel Bay K-9 and Rural Safety Unit

24 April 2024

Twenty arrests by Swartland, Overstrand and Mossel Bay K-9 and Rural Safety Units in one week. Read More

More than 3 100 offenders paroled during 2023

22 April 2024

The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) reported that during 2023, 3 159 offenders, who had been sentenced to more than 24 months of imprisonment, were released on parole. Read More

Effective training ensure Western Cape LEAP officers can combat crime

21 April 2024

In September 2019, the Western Cape Government (WCG) launched its Western Cape Safety Plan (WCSP) in a determined manner to counter high rates of murder and violence across the province. The primary aim of the WCSP is to halve the murder rate by... Read More

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

17 April 2024

Successes by Swartland, Overstrand and Mossel Bay K-9 and Rural Safety Units in one week. Read More

89 Gender-based violence cases struck off the court roll within six months

15 April 2024

89 Gender-based violence cases struck off the court roll within six months due to Police inefficiencies. Between April 2023 and September 2023, the first and second quarter reporting periods of the Western Cape Department of Police Oversight and... Read More

Twenty-eight arrests by K-9 and Rural Safety Units in one week

11 April 2024

Twenty-eight arrests by Swartland, Overstrand and Mossel Bay K-9 and Rural Safety Units in one week. Read More

LEAP officers confiscate 14 firearms during March

10 April 2024

The Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers continue to work creating safer communities by conducting various operations and patrols in the hotspot areas where they are deployed. Read More

More than 220 young men empowered to be safety champions in their communities

8 April 2024

On Saturday, 6 April 2024, 223 young men from across the Western Cape, between the ages of 18–25 years-old graduated from the Chrysalis Academy. The young men commenced with their 3-month course in mid-January.  Read More

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