Western Cape Department: Community Safety

Contact Details

Postal PO Box 5346, Cape Town, 8000
Physical 35 Wale Street, Cape Town, 8000
Tel 021 483 6949
Fax 021 483 6591
Web www.westerncape.gov.za/dept/community-safety


The mission of the Western Cape Department of Community Safety is to increase safety for all the people in the province by improving performance of policing through effective oversight, enhancing active citizenship in the field of community safety, promoting road safety, and optimising safety and security risk management.

The Department's strategic goals are to ensure internal process excellence to support the Department in effectively delivering on its mandate; increase safety to communities by improving performance of policing through effective oversight; increase safety by enhancing the levels of active citizenship, focusing on designing institutions and approaches for safety and security partnerships, and promoting community policing, which will contribute to developing a whole-of-society model; promote road safety in the province by providing traffic law enforcement services, facilitating road safety education, communication and awareness, and providing training and development opportunities to all traffic policing officials and other law enforcement officials; and maximise the safety contribution of Western Cape Government (WCG) institutions, assets and people by rendering a comprehensive, integrity-based safety and security risk management service to provincial departments for the management of their respective security risks.

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