Gauteng Department of Community Safety

Gauteng Department of Community Safety – Organisation


South Africa






To realize Gauteng as a safe and secure province.

As outlined in the strategic plan 2010-2015, the mandate of the Gauteng Department of Community Safety (the Department) is to ensure effective oversight over the province’s law enforcement agencies and to reduce the number of road accidents and fatalities in the province. In addition, the Department is the lead Department in implementing Provincial Outcome 3 which ensures that ‘all people in South Africa are and feel safe’. The Department’s mission is to improve public safety in the province specifcally through:

Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness and effciency of policing agencies;

Effective implementation and promotion of appropriate social crime prevention initiatives;

Providing excellent traffc management services;

Coordination of efforts and programmes in the criminal justice system;

Educating and empowering citizens on issues of public safety and coordinating community safety initiatives;

Improving and strengthening relations between the police and communities; and,

Determining community policing needs and priorities in keeping with the provisions of section 206 (1) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996.