Our Crime Stop programme in South Africa is one of the strongest and most effective in the world. We must continue to work in such partnerships to prevent and detect crime, for crime prevention really is everyone’s business.
Please unite and let us instil the fear where it belongs – in the minds and hearts of criminals. Let’s turn the tide together.
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You have nothing to lose and much to gain
What is Crime Stop
Crime Stop is a range of call centres responsible for collecting information / intelligence on criminal activity from the public. When phoning 08600 10111, members of the public are assisted by trained interviewing specialists to pass on information about criminal activity to the SAPS in a safe and non-threatening environment. A reward is offered to persons calling the Crime Stop Call Centre that information that assists the SAPS in investigating and solving crimes. Callers may remain anonymous if they so wish.
The Crime Stop programme has enjoyed great success. The programme has solved over a quarter of a million criminal cases and recovered over R1 billion worth of stolen property and narcotics since 1994
What is Sector Policing
Sector Policing means policing that focuses on small manageable sectors of a police station area. Sector Policing is a tool to implement Community Policing.
Purpose of Sector Policing
- Perform targeted visible police patrols
- Ensure a rapid response to complaints
- Address crime generators
- Investigate reported cases
- Provide a localized policing service to the community in accordance with their respective needs
Structures for Community Involvement in Policing
- Reservists (SAPS)
- CPF (SAPS Act)
- Community Patrol Groups
- Street Watches
- Street Committees
- Neighbourhood Watches
- Business Watches