OWP

Dr Silas RamaiteAdministration and Office for Witness Protection
       
  • Guided by:
    • Constitution
    • Bill of Rights
    • National Crime Prevention Strategy (NCPS)
    • Priority Crimes identified by JCPS
    • Victim Charter
    • Batho Pele Principles
    • RSA obligation – International Instruments
    • International Best Practice in field of Witness Protection
  • OWP Partners are all Law Enforcement Agencies, Prosecution Services (NPA) and any Judicial proceedings.
  • We also provide assistance and co-operation to other Countries, Tribunals and Special Courts in the field of Witness Protection.
  • Provide support services to vulnerable and intimidated witnesses and related persons in any judicial proceedings in the Criminal Justice Systems.
  • All OWP functions and duties are classified “SECRET” in terms of the Witness Protection Act.
  • The Operating Model caters for 7 days a week and 24 hours a day operations.

OWP DUTIES

  • OWP provides specialised services to all Law Enforcement Agencies in RSA, Prosecution Services (NPA) and any judicial proceedings.
  • They also provide assistance and co-operation to other Countries, Tribunals and Special Courts in the field of Witness Protection.
  • Provide support services to vulnerable and intimidated witnesses and related persons in any judicial proceedings and in the Criminal Justice Systems.
  • All OWP functions and duties are classified SECRET in terms of the Witness Protection Act.