Law enforcement- Daniel Manganye

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INNER CITY LAW ENFORCEMENT Presented by: SED:COMMUNITY SAFETY Maj. Gen. Manganye Date 22/23 September 2011

Purpose To outline the mandate and services of the Tshwane Metropolitan Police in terms of the following strategic objectives of the City of Tshwane: • SO 3: Sustainable communities with clean, healthy and safe environments and integrated social services • SO 4: Foster participatory democracy and Batho Pele

Introduction • The City of Tshwane is a major political and economic centre: • The capital city • Business hubs • Foreign embassies

Objects of local government Section 152(1) of the Constitution outlines the following objects of local government: • To provide democratic and accountable government for local communities • To ensure the provision of services to communities in a sustainable manner • To promote social and economic development • To promote a safe and health environment; and • To encourage the involvement of communities and community organisations in the matters of local government

Achieving Constitutional objects In order to achieve the objects of local government outlined in the Constitution the Metro Police has: • Provided holistic policing services throughout all regions of the city focusing on crime prevention, traffic and by-law enforcement • Development of an effective Community Policing Forum system • Ongoing efforts to ensure a safe city where public order, tranquility, trust and business confidence is fostered • Establishment and participation in various community forums to enhance safety and public participation and trust

Cooperative government Sections 40 and 41 of the Constitution states that spheres of government must cooperate, preserve the peace, national unity and indivisibility of the Republic Section 154(1) of the Constitution outlines the cooperation needed by National, Provincial and Local government and the support which must be given to municipalities to manage their own affairs, exercise their powers and perform their functions Section 206(8) of the Constitution states that there must be effective coordination of the police service and effective cooperation between the spheres of government

Cooperative government The Tshwane Metropolitan Police coordinates and cooperates with a range of governmental roleplayers, eg: • South African Police Service • Gautrans • Home Affairs • SARS (Customs) • Gauteng Liquor Board • Department of Education • Justice Cluster – case flow management

Cooperative government In terms of internal cooperation and coordination within the municipality, the Tshwane Metropolitan Police interact with a range of departments and division to address various safety concerns, eg: • Economic development – regulation and licensing of formal and informal businesses • City Planning • Municipal Health Service • Fire Brigade Services • Public transport • Electricity and water • Roads and Stormwater • Integrated Community Development • Waste Management • Municipal Courts

Tshwane Safer City Policy

Aim of the policy: • To ensure that all relevant agencies and organisations fulfil their legislative mandates to create a safer city by recognising how their functions can contribute to safety • Coordination of functions to avoid duplication • To integrate safety into all policies and strategies

Mandate of the Tshwane Metropolitan Police In terms of the SAPS Act as amended, a municipal police service has the following functions: • Traffic policing • The policing of municipal by-laws • The prevention of crime

Relevant Legislation • • • • • • •

Constitution National Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996 South African Police Service Act 68 of 1995 Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 Firearm Control Act 60 of 2000 Municipal Systems Act 32 of 2000 By-laws of the City

Functions of the Tshwane Metropolitan Police • Road Policing: • Speed, overload control, roadside management, public transport, freeway patrols • Crime Prevention: • Social crime prevention, crime prevention through environmental design and redesign, special operations, canine and equestrian units • By-law Policing: • Operations, complaints investigation, illegal electricity and water connection investigations, liquor outlets, unregulated/unlicensed business • Proactive Policing: • Decentralised, holistic policing of 3 core functions

Peripheral functions of the Tshwane Metropolitan Police • Licensing services • Protection services • Land invasion • Protection of Council property • CCTV and radio room • Events approvals

Background to by-laws and by-law policing • Municipal Systems Act 32/2000: • Local authority has executive and legislative authority and thus is able to pass by-laws • A by-law can only be passed by the Council of a local authority • A draft by-law must go through public participation prior to approval • Once a by-law is approved by Council, it must be published in the relevant government gazette

City of Tshwane by-laws • • • • • • • •

Cemeteries and crematorium Child care services Control of outdoor advertising Credit control Tshwane Youth Development Unit Fire Brigade Homes for the aged Keeping of animals, birds and poultry • Keeping of bees • Initiation schools • Parking meters

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Property rates Public amenities Rules and order Sanitation Solid Waste Electricity supply Street trading Substance abuse Tshwane Market Water supply 2009/2010 World Cup Flats owned/administered by Municipality Hostels owned/administered by Municipality

By-law enforcement plan • The Metro Police Department has adopted a by-law enforcement plan which focuses on the following strategic themes: • Early Childhood Development (ECD) • Local Economic Development (LED) • Environmental management • Revenue enhancement and infrastructure protection • Substance abuse

By-law Enforcement Plan The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa states that local government must promote economic development. This involves various aspects such as regulating trade and business as well as attracting business investment into the city. In this regard, the following have been prioritised: • • • • • • • •

Uncontrolled street trading at major economic points By-law enforcement at major economic nodes Regulation of formal businesses Vagrants Illegal electricity and water connections On-street parking in the Inner City, Sunnyside and Hatfield Grime including dumping and littering will not attract business investment Facilities of the CoT which enable economic development including Wonderboom Airport and the Fresh Produce Market • Bad Buildings

Security • The City of Tshwane has 168 CCTV cameras deployed at identified crime hotspots and there is a rollout plan for the future cameras to be extended through the entire City of Tshwane • There is a camera response team that works with SAPS that responds to incidents of crime and traffic congestion that have been captured by cameras

Crime Prevention • The Metro Police has a Crime Prevention Strategy that is dealing with crime within the City. • Crime Spots are identified and targetted through Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design • Awareness campaigns are conducted in schools i.r.o: Drug abuse, safer schools, domestic worker programmes • Street Patrols are taking place and neighborhood watches have been established

Traffic Management • The Department has embarked upon a fact finding mission around the operation and maintenance of the parking meter system in the CBD, Sunnyside, Hatfield and Brooklyn Areas • The Department will outsource the parking meter system for effective operations • This will assist the City in dealing with road obstructions and general parking contraventions while contributing towards the increased availability of on-street, short term parking facilities

Traffic management (Public transport) • The Department is working with other law enforcement agencies to deal with taxis and busses within the CBD • There will be more taxi ranks and holding facilities to deal with the numbers of long distance and local taxis, to avoid congestion within the CBD and for effective law enforcement

Strategic direction Integrated rollout plan for the ward based deployment of metro police: – Mandate: » »

Ward-based strategy to be extended to all wards of Tshwane Community Safety Department to deploy ten Metro Police Officers per ward

– Phase 1: Recruitment, training and deployment of additional 500 Metro police by July 2012 – Phase 2: Recruitment, training and deployment of 1000 Metro police by June 2013 – Phase 3: Recruitment, training and deployment of 1000 Metro police by June 2014 – Phase 4: Recruitment, training and deployment of 500 Metro police by June 2015

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Impact of ward based deployment Key strategic mandates such as reduced travel time, visibility, etc. will be maintained and normalised Thorough profiling of wards

High level of cooperation and understanding with local leadership

Improved community relations and community confidence

Continued high visibility will result in modification of behaviour and thus a reduction in incidents and accidents

Pro-active interventions to resolve symptoms of lawlessness

Quicker response time

Strategic direction • Further considerations: – Public private partnerships – Strengthening of intergovernmental cooperation and coordination


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