Community Safety

Gauteng Department Budget for 2017-18


To realise Gauteng as a province where people feel and are safe


To be an innovative,effcetive and proactive department that ensures the safety of te community through:

  • Improving the quality of policing

  • Deepening meaningful community participation;

  • Enhancing social crime prevention;

  • Fostering intergrity

  • Initiating and sustaining sound supportive institutional arangements

  • Promoting pedestrian safety;

  • Intensifying trafiic law ennforcement; and

  • Creating a safer road enironment.

Core functions

The core functions and responsibilities of the department are:

  • To monitor police conduct;

  • To oversee the effectiveness and efficiency of the province‚Äôs law enforcement agencies;

  • To promote good relations between the police and communities;

  • To assess the effectiveness of visible policing;

  • To record and investigate public complaints alleging police inefficiency

  • To mobilise all communities in the fight against crime;

  • Topromote social crime prevemtion thrugh partnerships and oter appropriate interventions;and

  • To provide traffic services.