The CBCPF is the only official constituted interface between South African Police Services (SAPS) and the general community for the purposes of dealing with all crime & policing matters for the Camps Bay Policing precinct – covering the areas of Oudekraal, Bakoven, Brighton Estate, Rontree, Glen and Clifton – i.e. from just this side of Llandudno through to the Clifton/Bantry Bay border & Top of Kloofnek.
Every SA police station precinct is tasked with having an active, registered Community Police Forum (CPF)
- SAPS Act 68 of 1995 – CPF’s legally mandated to be civilian oversight with a view to improving policing & establishing collaborative relationship with SAPS
- Sect. 206 of SA Constitution
- Sect. 17(2)b(iii) of Civilian Secretariat for Police Services Act #2 of 2011
The Camps Bay CPF (CBCPF) is officially registered with both SAPS and the Department of Community Safety (DoCS)
The CBCPF is responsible for managing & ensuring:
- Effective Policing – oversight to SAPS and other Law Enforcement entities
- Communication & Cooperation between the above bodies & the Community
- Anti crime and safety initiatives / projects / operations – e.g. Camps Bay Watch (CBW), as well as adhoc crime operations
- Conflict resolution, investigation & resolving issues between the above parties.
- Assisting the SAPS with investigations and community-based/local intelligence information.
The CBCPF is therefore very involved in all aspects of policing as well as safety & security, however it is Not meant as an Emergency destination point.