Community Safety

Western Cape Department Budget for 2016-17


A safer open opportunity society for all� building resilient communities responsive to safety needs.


The Department of Community Safety aims to increase safety for all the people in the Province by promoting professional policing through effective oversight, by ensuring the safety at all public buildings and spaces, to facilitate safety partnerships and programmes and to build greater safety and security organisational resilience.

Core Functions and Main services

  • To ensure process excellence to support the Department and related entities in effective delivery of its mandate.

  • To implement the Constitutional and Legislative mandate of provincial oversight over law enforcement agencies.

  • To focus on building community resilience through being actively involved in communities, in organising, sharing information and resources in an effort to increase safety.

  • To develop a common vision and understanding regarding the best manner in which to manage towards greater safety and security by optimising security related resources services and/or related spend within the Western Cape Government (WCG).

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