Cape Town Metro Police
The Cape Town Metropolitan Police Department is different from the South African Police Service in that their emphasis is more on preventing crime and reducing the reason for it. Metro police don’t investigate crimes, but help combat crimes ranging from murder and rape, to theft and illegal drug use.
The Cape Town Metro Police, work continuously to enforce traffic laws, by-laws and prevent crime for the benefit of you.
Their current operational focus areas include addressing disorder in the City and clamping down on drug and alcohol-related offences.
The Cape Town Metro Police department work towards a transparent environment where all complaints are thoroughly investigated and outcomes are treated according to the law.
The follwing units form part of the Cape Town Metropolitan Police Department:
Strategic Surveillance Unit (SSU)
Tactical Response Unit
Substance Abuse Enforcement Unit
With a mandate to protect and serve, the Cape Town Metro Police also need the assistance from you, your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours to deal with crime, including by-law infringements and traffic offenders. Find out how you can report drug abuse, report domestic abuse, join a community police forum or start a neighbourhood watch.
Alternatively, you can make use of the emergency numbers below:
Emergency telephone from a cellphone: 021 480 7700
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