Cape Town Law Enforcement conducts operations, issues fines

Cape Town's Law Enforcement Department conducted 596 weekly operations during which the officers arrested 228 suspects on various charges

City Of Cape Town Law Enforcement
City Of Cape Town Law Enforcement

Cape Town: The Law Enforcement Department conducted 596 weekly operations, during which the officers arrested 228 suspects on various charges. LEAP officers arrested 201 which included 167 drug related arrests.

As per the sources, during the weekly operations, Law Enforcement and Metro Police Departments Traffic Service also arrested 323 suspects and issued 54,288 fines. The Public Emergency Communication Centre (PECC) logged 2,024 incidents over a 48-hour period.


Reportedly, during a vehicle checkpoint, in Lansdowne, on Feb 11, 2024, the officers apprehended seven suspects for a drink and drive case.

To one of the suspects an additional charge of resisting arrest was also fined. All suspects, between 28 and 41 were detained at Lansdowne South African Police Service (SAPS).

On Sunday, officers also patrolled Peta Court, Manenberg. During the patrol, they noticed a person acting suspiciously when he saw the patrol vehicles.

Following that, officers took immediate action and searched for the suspects, where they were found with 39 units of Heroin.

The 37-year-old suspect was arrested on drug related charges and detained at Steenberg SAPS. During the enforcement patrol, officers arrested 61 suspects and issued 3,536 fines.

As per the reports, Officers also issued 47,439 fines on 156 public transport vehicles and executed 2,709 warrants of arrest. They also arrested 30 motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol and 4 persons for driving recklessly.


Member of Mayoral Committee for Safety and Security – Alderman JP Smith said that the city’s enforcement patrols in the community together, with the swift action by officers on information received, once again showed to be effective in our fight against crime.

Alderman Smith added that visible policing is often a crime deterrent and arresting suspects for serious criminal offences such as illegal possession of firearms. The drugs puts a stop to the crime circle before it further destroys innocent lives.

“We would like to request communities to work with our officers, neighbourhood watches and other enforcement agencies in sharing information that could lead to successful arrests.

In 2024, the Public Emergency Communication Centre recorded 789 calls related to medical nature and included 46 domestic violence. PECC also recorded 127 physical assault incidents along with 59 motor vehicle accidents.