Contacting Your Community Police Forum | Western Cape Government

Contacting Your Community Police Forum


A Community Police Forum (CPF) consists of organisations and institutions such as schools, ratepayers associations, civic organisations, businesses and religious institutions, working in partnership with the local police. The purpose of a CPF is to create and maintain a safe and secure environment for citizens living in the CPF's area.

The CPF develops yearly community safety plans, which identify priorities and needs for the area. These priorities and needs are set by the community, through the CPF, and form part of the local police station's operational plan. A CPF may also plan and implement its own safety projects, and can apply to the provincial government for funding for these projects.

Station Commissioners of local police stations are responsible for establishing CPFs in their areas. Almost all police station areas in the Western Cape have a CPF. Each CPF has its own constitution (based on a uniform constitution) and aims, and may also have Sub-Forums with specific aims. An Executive Committee of the CPF has to be elected regularly.

The Station Commissioner must always be a member of the Executive Committee, but neither the chairperson nor deputy-chairperson may be police.


You can contact your CPF by contacting your local police station. You can check whether your police station has a CPF by checking this list.

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The content on this page was last updated on 4 November 2014