Overview: Secretariat for Safety and Security

Department of Community Safety
Contact Us:
Tel: 021 483 6949
Fax: 021 483 6591
E-mail: Fatima.Samuels@westerncape.gov.za

 

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Police Oversight:

The objective of the Programme is to exercise oversight and conduct, effectiveness and efficacy of law enforcement agencies in the Province.

The Department’s flagship project, namely the Expanded Partnership Programme (EPP) with Community Police Forums and the Programme for the Alcohol Harms Reduction Game Changer also reside in this Programme.

The Department is mandated to monitor police conduct, assess the effectiveness of visible policing and to oversee the effectiveness and efficiency of the police service with the objective of contributing towards the promotion of professional policing service in the Western Cape.

The Department carries out its mandate by means of oversight visits to police stations and by administering a National Monitoring Tool (NMT). The Department further monitors SAPS compliance with the implementation of its obligations in terms of the Domestic Violence Act (DVA) (Act 116 of 1998). The subsequent oversight reports includes findings and recommendations which are discussed with the Station Management at the conclusion of the oversight visit. The report is referred to the provincial management of the SAPS in the Western Cape for comment, after which it is tabled at Provincial Parliament.

The key oversight findings and recommendations are also included in the Policing Needs and Priorities (PNPs) safety plan of the respective communities to ensure that its implementation is managed locally where applicable, and other higher levels as relevant to ensure effective service delivery and professional policing.

Community Police Relations:

The objectives are to promote and facilitate community interest in Police supervision. Build partnership with community structures in order to achieve improved police accountability, community trust and increase safety in the Province.

 The aim of the project is to promote and facilitate community interest in Police supervision. Build partnership with community structures in order to achieve improved police accountability, community trust and increase safety in the Province.

Training will be provided to Community Police Forums in the following:

  • Civilian Oversight
  • Meeting skills
  • Community Police Forum's role
  • Responsibilities
  • Understanding the CPF constitution

 

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The content on this page was last updated on 10 May 2017