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Metro Police Department<p> <strong>Canine Unit </strong> <br>Our highly trained dog unit work alongside all law enforcements agencies to combat the illicit drug trade and keep Cape Town safe. Our dogs can sniff out drugs, locate dropped or concealed objects during criminal incidents, follow tracks and chase criminals. </p><p> <strong>Strategic Surveillance Unit </strong> <br>Our SSU now monitors 560 cameras throughout Cape Town, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The CCTV unit works closely with the Camera Response Unit and alerts its members when crime, traffic and by-law infractions, and fires are observed as well as supplying SAPS investigators with requested footage via a structured process.</p><p> <strong>Equestrian Unit </strong> <br>Our highly trained equestrian unit work within the city to combat crime in busy areas as well as at events. </p><p> <strong>Gang Unit </strong> <br>Our Gang Unit comprises of a group of specialised Metro Police officers who have been handpicked to work on gang-related safety issues. They solely focus on combating drug dealing and gangsterism in the Cape Flats. We identify gangs and drug hot spots; build profiles of gangs and drug dealers; coordinate the execution of integrated search warrants; obstruct gang and drug networks with road blocks; participate in local drug action committees; and contribute generally to restorative justice.</p><p> <strong>Tactical Response Unit</strong><br>Our Tactical Response Unit is a specialised team who respond to violent crime and focus on so-called ‘red zones’ and crime hot spots.</p><p> <strong>Substance Abuse Enforcement Unit</strong> <br>Working alongside all law enforcements agencies, we help combat the illicit drug trade. </p><p>​We, the Cape Town Metropolitan Police Department, work continuously to enforce traffic laws, by-laws and prevent crime for the benefit of you – the residents and visitors to the beautiful Mother City. Our current operational focus areas include addressing disorder in the City and clamping down on drug and alcohol-related offences.</p><p>Our mandate is to protect and serve, however, our highly-dedicated team cannot work in isolation and therefore we need the assistance from you, your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours to deal with crime, including by-law infringements and traffic offenders. </p><p>Our dedicated staff work toward a transparent environment where all complaints are thoroughly investigated and outcomes are treated according to the law.</p> <span> <ul class="lrg-icon-content"><li class="lrg-icon lrg-link"><div class="list-links">​ <a title="title" href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Report/Report-abuse/Report-drug-abuse">Report drug abuse</a><a title="title" href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Report/Report-abuse/Report-domestic-abuse">Report domestic abuse</a><a title="title" href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Local%20and%20communities/community-health-and-safety/community-policing/community-police-forum">Join a Community Police Forum​</a><a title="title" href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Local%20and%20communities/Community-health-and-safety/Community-policing/Neighbourhood-watch">Start a neighbourhood watch</a></div></li></ul></span><blockquote cite="http://wwww.cite.co.za"><p> <em>​​​"Our vision is to make Cape Town is the safest Metropolitan City in Africa, conducive to economic growth, rule of law and democratic governance." </em> <b>Wayne Le Roux </b> <cite>Chief of Police</cite></p></blockquote><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Metro-Police-Header.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><span> <div class="contact"><h4>Chief of Police</h4><p>Wayne Le Roux</p><address><ul><li>Emergency telephone from a cellphone:  <br> <a>021 480 7700</a></li><li>Emergency telephone from a landline:             <br> <a>107</a></li><li>Email:                <br> <a href="mailto:corruption.metropolice@capetown.gov.za">corruption.metropolice@capetown.gov.za</a> </li></ul></address></div></span>

 

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