Safety and Security | Cape Town Partnership

By: Cape Town Partnership  11-11-2011
Keywords: Security, Law Enforcement, Security Partnership

The CCID’s security partnership, working with the Central City’s business community, the South African Police Services and other security organisations and stakeholders, have formed a tight security net around the City.

Due to this cooperative effort, the crime rate has dropped significantly and many incidents are prevented from happening. The valuable complementary services provided by the CCID security partnership ensures that additional officers are being deployed in the Central City 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Safety and security measures include:

  • Visible policing
  • Reaction units
  • Policing of traffic infringements
  • ATM fraud detection
  • Regulation of informal trading
  • Event security
  • Public assistance
  • Vehicle breakdown assistance
  • Security forums

Currently, the CCID security component that walks the streets of Cape Town consists of:

  • 2 Dedicated CCID security managers
  • 3 Dedicated contract security managers
  • 6 Shift supervisors
  • 6 Control room officers
  • 6 Mobile units
  • 6 Mobile assistants per shift
  • 4 bicycle squads per shift
  • 155 foot officers
  • 8 law enforcement officers (authorised to make arrests)

The CCID and its partners have various crime prevention initiatives that have begun to yield dividends. With our partners, we have identified crime hotspots. We are actively involved in running training seminars for businesses, and the community. We have distributed safety pamphlets and cards to the public and ensure that the channels of communication remain open.

Sector Policing
Sector policing allows community members to communicate with a dedicated person who coordinates all crime-related issues in a defined area. Improved communication within this network results in problems being solved quickly and effectively.

Sector policing originated with the South African Police Services dividing their area of responsibility into smaller, more manageable precincts, with a designated manager for each area. Huge community involvement in solving crime-related problems and issues is the key to success. Communities are on the alert for any suspicious behaviour in their areas, which they channel to a dedicated person who can react immediately. Better communication is established in this way and crimes are solved quickly and effectively.

Sector policing meetings are held monthly. Stakeholders from the area are informed about crime trends, hotspots and tendencies. They are then advised on how to combat these. This valuable system also addresses social and other urban issues.

Frequently Asked Questions
How do I obtain footage from Cyclops (the CCTV covering city streets)?

  • Open a case at the police station
  • SAPS then assign a detective who then applies for the footage
  • (The CID does not have access to the footage)

How do I effectively complain about noise in the city?

How do I dispose of my waste?

Who do I contact regarding vagrants?

How do I effectively complain about parking marchalls?

  • Contact the service provider – Street Parking Solutions (021) 422 0153

What are the bylaws (the rules around how the law is enforced) around:

Useful contact details of our partners

  • SAPS Sector Manager Sargent Saunders heads up the Sector Policing Project: 082 301 8715
  • Metro Police 24/7 contact number for the area: 021 596 1999
  • Senior traffic officers for the area – Pierre Grobelaar and Herbert Mangale: 021 406 8700

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Keywords: Law Enforcement, Security, Security Partnership

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