DOCS Consultative Workshop

2018 DOCS Consultative Workshop

June 9, 2018

Since 2010, the Western Cape Government (WCG) has developed its strategies aimed at increasing safety by giving effect to the constitutional framework, and in particular, the Western Cape Community Safety Act, Act 3 of 2013. The strategy seeks a more coordinated approach amongst stakeholders in order to improve capacity and increase resilience to the growing number of safety and security challenges.

Key to building such resilience is the need for the Department to have consultative workshops with key stakeholders in the safety and security field, inter alia, to discuss:

  • The reasons for focusing on the functionality of Community Police Forums (CPFs) and how the Department determines CPFs’ functionality and the related funding model;

  • SAPS’s responsibilities on the Expanded Partnership Program (EPP);

  • Community Police Forum (CPF) and Neighborhood Watch (NHW) role clarification;

  • Safety plan prioritisation.

The above topics were discussed on Saturday 09 June 2018 at Mowbray Town Hall, Main Road, Mowbray on from 9:00 – 15:00

The following persons were in attendance:

  • SAPS Provincial Partnerships

  • SAPS Cluster Detectives Commanders

  • SAPS Cluster VisPol Commanders

  • SAPS Cluster Commanders

  • SAPS Station Vispol Heads

  • SAPS Station Commanders

  • CPF Chairpersons and EXCO Members

  • Cluster CPF Board Chairpersons

  • NHW Chairpersons or Co-ordinators plus accredited NHW structure representatives per station

Safety is everyone’s responsibility. We believe that where there is unity, synergy and cooperation around matters that affect us all, service delivery and safety levels will improve.

Geoff Fox Chairperson

Wynberg Community Police Cluster Board