SAPS Media Releases

This information is extracted from the regular media releases issued by Corporate Communication Hout Bay SAPS:
Unless otherwise stated, all media releases/corporate communications are issued by:
W/O Tanya Lesch
Corporate Communication
tel  021-791 8660 / 78
fax 021-791 8661
16 February 2017 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release: REPORTING A CRIME TO SAPS
Have you ever wondered why SAPS are under-resourced? 
There are many reasons but the main one is UNDER-REPORTING OF CRIME TO SAPS.
Reporting crime is very important but unfortunately many people feel that it often isn’t worth the effort. 
Yes, it will take up some of your time, but it is also your duty to those around you to do so.
If you do not report your crime you are allowing the criminal continue to repeatedly commit the same crime but government will allocate resources to where crime is reported and where they feel it is most needed.
SAPS has provided us with a detailed description of how to report a crime and we list a few points that we feel are important below:
Condition/Service Description:
This service is provided to any person who is a victim of crime.
SAPS will open a case docket and investigate the crime, effecting arrests of suspects and presenting the case to courts for prosecution
When a person has been a victim of crime he/she can contact the police by dialling 10111 or visit their nearest police station. If a police official attends the crime scene he/she will obtain a statement from the complainant and witnesses, if possible.
The police official will then go to the police station and register the case in the SAPS Crime Administration System (CAS) and give the complainant the reference which is called a CAS number.
The complainant must ensure that he/she retains this CAS number as a reference for future enquiries regarding the criminal case.
If the complainant visits the local police station to report the crime he/she will be attended to in the Community Service Centre (CSC) by a police official
The police official will first interview and then take a statement from the complainant and register the reported crime into the CAS file.
The complainant will then be given a CAS number which must be used for all enquiries regarding the reported criminal case.
The completed case docket is then allocated to a police detective who will carry out the investigation and all enquiries can then be directed to this detective.
The detective in charge of the particular case will complete the investigation and present the docket to the relevant court for prosecution.
The complainant will be notified by the detective when he/she is to attend the court hearings.
There is no charge for this service.
On Friday, 10th February 2017 from 10:00 – 14:00 an integrated crime prevention operation between SAPS, Metro Police, Law Enforcement and Traffic was conducted in Hout bay.
The following successes were reached. Two arrests for possession of drugs, tik, nine packets of dagga and lose dagga were confiscated. Eleven dagga plants were handed in. Total of R76 000 of fines were issues in roadblocks and VCP’s. Eleven packets (220 cigarettes) of counterfeit cigarettes were found abandoned by the containers in Salamander Rd, Hangberg . The Graffiti Unit, 15 workers and 1 officer painted 648m2 of walls covered in Graffiti in Salamander Road, Hangberg. Four fines to the value of R2000 were issued in the Harbour for Informal trading.
8 February 2017 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release: Successes for the week
SAPS Hout Bay have had some success this month. For February 2017 alone they have made 45 arrests of which 26 are drug related.
To maintain the momentum they need the assistance of the general public. If you are suspicious about your neighbours, relatives or friends, do you suspect they are involved in crime?:
If you have any information about criminals - be they murderers, rapists, robbers, hijackers, burglars, drug dealers, gangsters, child abusers, fraudsters, smash and grabbers or petty criminals, let 'Crimeline' know and they will get the police to act
1. SMS 32211: Please be specific! For example, if you have names, addresses, descriptions, etc. please provide them. SMSs are charged at R1.00 each. They promise not to pass on any of your details to the authorities.
2. Online: If you want to pass on information on this website, go to and complete the form
3. WhatsApp: Hout Bay SAPS own crime tipoff line @ 0717808601

24 January 2017 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release: IY Patrols
SAPS and CPF acknowledge the good work done by IY NHW Patrollers in the fight against crime, and require them to operate within the law at all times.
The partnership between SAPS, CPF and patrollers will continue.
SAPS has NOT instructed the IY Patrollers to stop patrolling, and measures have been put in place for SAPS to assist with foot patrols over weekends 

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