Honest, Professional Police

The DA will completely overhaul the South African Police Service (SAPS) – curbing corruption, hiring people with a passion for policing and retraining police officers – to make the police service honest, professional and one that serves and protects South Africans.

South Africans do not feel safe in their homes and communities. Crime is rising and the SAPS is riddled with corruption and unable to fight crime.

This is not what we were promised. The ANC government has become complacent and focused on enriching only themselves. Not only are they failing to keep South Africans safe from crime, they don’t even know how to.

This election is your chance to choose between rising crime, and a party that knows how to transform the police service and keep communities safe.

Our focus

Make policing a provincial responsibility

Fight corruption within the police

Retrain police officers to protect with pride

An effective drug-busting force

Hire people with a passion for policing

Effective arrests, prosecutions and convictions

Protection orders within one month


In the Western Cape, the police to person ratio is one officer to every 560 people! The national average is one to 369.
There are 81 presidential protection officers for every one of the 17 politicians it protects
The ANC government spends R1.5 Billion on VIP protection for politicians!
Every day in South Africa, 57 of our citizens are murdered, 137 women are sexually assaulted, and 685 homes are violated.

Our Agenda for Change