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Road policing

This centres on all activities which contribute to reduce, deter or prevent the occurrence of all accidents by –

  • ensuring effective and efficient law enforcement;
  • monitoring relevant infrastructure as well as strategic interventions, where and when necessary; and
  • providing supportive traffic control services with the vision to secure a safe road environment where the community can confidently use all roads in Tshwane without fear of damage, injury or death.

By-law enforcement

By-law enforcement is crucial for economic development and to secure growth and investment. High unemployment rates could lead to an increase in unregulated business activities as people struggle to earn an income. By-law enforcement is also crucial to the city’s industries such as wholesalers, retail traders, hotels and restaurants, since businesses in this category must comply with a wide range of the City’s by-laws.

By-law policing in Tshwane includes but is not limited to the following factors:

  • • Not everyone in the city enjoys the luxury of access to piped water, and people may make illegal connections to the water supply system.
  • Many households do not have access to proper sanitary facilities such as flushing toilets, especially in the far north of Tshwane. This could cause health problems and environmental pollution in these areas. (Using other means to obtain access leads to violation of the City’s sanitation by-laws).
  • Many households do not have refuse removal services. This leads to illegal dumping of waste, with health and environmental implications; as well as the burning of waste which may create fire hazards.

Crime prevention 

The White Paper on Safety and Security, 1998 defines crime prevention as: “All activities which reduce, deter or prevent the occurrence of specific crimes, firstly by altering the environment in which they occur, secondly by changing the conditions which are thought to cause them, and thirdly by providing a strong deterrent in the form of an effective Justice System.”

In the Metro Police environment, crime prevention stems from effective and efficient road policing and by-law policing as well as specialised metro policing functions. Over the last few years, the TMPD made a concerted effort to reduce crime and disorder through its social crime prevention programmes, environmental design and re-design as well as specialised crime prevention operations which include the use of canine and equestrian units.

TMPD Academy

The Academy strives to be the leading safety and security training institution in South Africa, promoting knowledge and providing professional career education relevant to the needs of the industry. It also endeavours to provide a high-standard learning opportunity to empower learners through rendering outcomes-based safety and security training and equipping them with the relevant knowledge and skills to deliver services effectively.

In-service training

  • Firearm training
  • Generic in-service training
  • K9 training
  • Licensing training
  • Physical fitness
  • Speed law enforcement
  • Tactical training
  • Personal protection
  • Tactical firearm training
  • Tactical street survival
  • VIP protection
  • Basic training
  • Driver training
  • Examiner for driving licences (EDL)
  • Generic basic training
  • Metro Police departmental licence evaluation
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