Police, Roads and Transport

Free State Department Budget for 2016-17

Vision

Contribute towards the creation of a prosperous Free State through the facilitation of the provision of sustainable community safety, mobility and road infrastructure.

Mission

To realise the afore said vision, we will:

  • Monitor ,oversee and assess police service delivery in the Free State

  • Promote integrated crime prevention initiatives

  • Ensure road safety and an integrated transport system and networks

Core functions and responsibilities of the department

  • Monitor police conduct and the implementation of visible policing

  • Oversee the effectiveness and efficiency of SAPS including receipt of reports on it;

  • Initiate, assist and co-ordinate social crime prevention activities and mobilisation of resources;

  • Ensure that community policing structures mobilise communities to support and participate in crime prevention activities;

  • Enhance the deterrent effect of the criminal justice system by facilitating efficiency of the system;

  • Public education and awareness programmes about crime and its prevention;

  • Transport and traffic management.

  • Revenue collection including vehicle licenses

  • Maintenance and construction of the provincial road network

  • Security management for departmental buildings

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