You Can Now Report Crooked Police Officers

Police Minister Bheki Cele said he recognised the efforts made by police officers but is still aware that there are a few police officers who have gone against the law.

“Police misconduct, whether alleged or proven, has a negative impact on our society. Any transgression committed by an officer of the law erodes the trust and confidence communities have towards the police,” Cele said.

The purpose of the IPID is to independently investigate criminal offences allegedly committed by members of the South African Police and Municipal Police. The IPID has arrested many officers involved in corruption and other crimes. 

“In many cases, the police directorate will also step in when the conduct of the police, during operations, is in question. Whatever the case, IPID is required to exercise its powers fairly, impartially and without fear, favour or bias,” said Cele.

During the launch, Cele said the number would bring much-needed stability to the IPID and hold the police accountable.

“I believe the launch of this IPID hotline number brings the IPID one step closer to better positioning itself as an effective and impartial oversight body of the police.

“It is also a bold move that aims to better serve the people of this country,” said Cele.

He urged South Africans to use the number responsibly and to report officers who step out of line or sleep on duty. 

“Report officers who abuse State resources and State vehicles. Report officers who harass and intimidate citizens. Report officers who aid in the sale of drugs and protect drug dealers. Report all forms of corruption by officers,” said the Minister.

Cele said it is important for the complaints to be investigated and solved within a reasonable timeframe, so those found guilty can be arrested and removed from their posts. 

Complaints can be directed to the toll-free number at 0800 111 696

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