Community Safety

Western Cape Department Budget for 2017-18


An open opportunity society for all�towards safer resilient communities.


In pursuit of community safety, the Department will promote professional policing through effective oversight as legislated, capacitate safety partnerships with communities and other stakeholders (whole-ofsociety); and promote safety in all public buildings and spaces.

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).