Ministry of Police Oversight and Community Safety: Overview | Western Cape Government

Ministry of Police Oversight and Community Safety: Overview

Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety 

About Minister Reagen Allen

Sworn in as the Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety on 26 April 2022, Reagen Allen served as a Member of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament WCPP since December 2018. From June 2019, and following the National and Provincial elections, he served as the Chairperson of the Standing Committees of Community Safety and Cultural Affairs and Sport.

Born on 25 May 1984 in Rocklands Mitchells Plain, Minster Allen then moved to Bridgetown to reside at the Impact Centre, which partnered with the City Mission (JC Williams Children’s House). Minister Allen then moved back to Mitchell’s Plain before getting married to Edwinah Allen in 2013

He matriculated from Glendale Secondary School, with an exemption, in 2001. In February 2007, he completed his Paralegal Diploma at the South African Law School (SALS). In 2008, he completed a Skills Course for Law Students at the University of South Africa (UNISA), and in 2013, obtained a Public Relations Certificate from the University of Cape Town (UCT). Following his Advanced Governance and Public Leadership course in 2021, he has accepted the offer to pursue a Post Graduate Diploma in Governance and Public Leadership from the University of Witwatersrand this year.

Fulfilling various operational roles within the Democratic Alliance, over more than 10 years, Minister Allen has and will continue to diligently serve his constituents and the greater Western Cape with the care, integrity, accountability, responsiveness, competence and innovation it requires.

Fun fact. He’s known as a standup comedian and has graced various stages to entertain many faces. He won the Cape Town Comedy Club's 2018 #yourfunnycider competition and was nominated for a Comics Choice Award in 2019.


The content on this page was last updated on 5 April 2023