Gauteng Department: Community Safety
|Postal||PO Box 62440, Marshalltown, 2170|
|Physical||64 Pritchard Street, Johannesburg, 2001|
|Tel||011 689 3600|
OverviewThe mission of the Gauteng Department of Community Safety is to improve public safety in the province, specifically through monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of policing agencies; effective implementation and promotion of appropriate social crime prevention initiatives; providing excellent traffic management services; coordination of efforts and programmes in the criminal justice system; educating and empowering citizens on issues of public safety and coordinating community safety initiatives; improving and strengthening relations between the police and communities; and determining community policing needs and priorities in keeping with the provisions of the Constitution.
The Department's strategic goals are to ensure excellent practices in order to deliver effectively on its mandate; improve service delivery through effective and efficient planning, monitoring and evaluation of organisational performance; provide good quality research and information; ensure continuous improvement in the quality of policing; strengthen community policing structures to improve relationships between communities and police; build and strengthen social movements against crime; mainstream and coordinate social crime prevention in all spheres of government; prevent violence against vulnerable groups; inform people about the work of the Department; and create a safe and secure road environment.