Question NW3327 to the Minister of Police

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27 November 2018 - NW3327

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Beukman, Mr F to ask the Minister of Police

Whether the implementation of a comprehensive safety plan for police stations and units is on track; if so, what are the relevant details?


On 21 August 2018, the South African Police Service (SAPS) briefed the Portfolio Committee on Police (PCoP), pertaining to safety at police stations. As part of the presentation, the SAPS committed to the following:

- To prioritise all police stations for implementation of minimum physical security standards that are not technology:

• fencing;

• lockable gates for vehicles;

• lockable gates for pedestrians; and

• guard houses.

- To look at the staffing of police stations with four or less members, per shift.

- To review the medium risk training to all members in basic training [Tactical Response Tea.m (TRT) training].

- To initiate the technology phase and activate the processes for the appointment of a panel of suppliers for Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) and access control.

An analysis was conducted on the current status of security measures at police stations. The analysis included the following aspects:

-7 Whether police stations are equipped with:

• perimeter fencing;

• perimeter lights; and

• lockable gates for vehicles and pedestrians.
- Whether police stations have:

• secured entrances to buildings;

• secured entrances to the Community Service Centres (CSC); and

• guard houses.

~ The minimum standard for human resources, deployed at police stations:

• Six members per shift.

Please find here: The findings from the analysis, are as follows:

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