Eastern Cape Department: Community Safety
|Postal||Private Bag X0057, Bhisho, 5606|
|Physical||ERF 5000, Cnr Independence Avenue & Circular Drive, Bisho|
The mission of the Eastern Cape Department of Community Safety is to build safer communities through civilian oversight of the police and community participation.
The Department’s strategic goals are to ensure efficient and effective governance and administration of the Department; exercise oversight over the South African Police Service (SAPS) and Metro Police Services in the Eastern Cape; and build safer communities through effective partnerships.
The Department’s legal mandate is to: monitor and evaluate the implementation of policing policy in the province; evaluate and monitor police conduct in the province; develop and evaluate safety models and monitoring tools; assist the Civilian Secretariat with any monitoring and evaluation projects; promote community police relations and establish and promote partnerships; and manage the enhancement of community safety structures within the province.
Furthermore, the Department must: monitor the implementation by SAPS of the recommendations made by IPID; provide the Minister with regular reports on SAPS compliance; report on the implementation of the Domestic Violence Act of 1998, dealing with SAPS applications for exemptions, etc.; strengthen communities against crime; prevent violence; prevent corruption; and strengthen the criminal justice system.