Police | Western Cape Government


Becoming a Police Reservist

Police reservists are volunteers from the community who have the same powers and duties as police while they are on duty. To be a police reservist you must not have a criminal record, and you must at least have passed matric.

Calling for Help in an Emergency

Every second counts in an emergency, and could mean the difference between life and death.

Cape Town Metro Police

The Cape Town Metro Police is the police force of the City of Cape Town which  works closely with the South African Police Service to prevent crime. 

Crime Statistics: 2003/2004, 2009/2010 to 2011/2012

(Public Information)
This publication contains crime statistics from 2003/2004, 2009/2010 to 2011/2012 for the country, the Western Cape and areas in the province.

Getting Witness Protection

If you are a witness and are afraid for your safety for reasons linked to being a witness, you can apply for witness protection. You can be afraid for your own safety or that of anyone related to you. You can be afraid of a single person or of a group of people. Anyone who is a member of your household or family, or who is close to you in any way, can apply for protection for you if you are unable to do so. You can apply for a child without the child's guardian's (parent or other person responsible for the child) permission if: