Organised Crime Component
The NPS has dedicated resources to collaborate with stakeholders on the combating of serious and organised crime as part of the Organised Crime Components within each region. The Organised Crime components cooperate with the South African Police Service (SAPS), DPCI, FIC and other stakeholders to ensure that effective planning and sustainable success in reducing organised and serious crime is achieved. The Stakeholder engagement assists in determining what the countries priority crimes are, what the crime threat analysis says, what resources, competencies and capabilities ought to be allocated, what impact the investigation and prosecution of said crimes would achieve and how to monitor same.
The OCC deals in the main with prosecutions related to Racketeering and Money Laundering which are underpinned by predicate offences committed by an enterprise. The OC Component deals with, amongst others, offences such as aggravated robberies, cash-in-transit offences, drug dealing offences, gang related offences, Illicit mining, non-ferrous metals, and Essential Infrastructure Contraventions which look at existing and emerging crime trends.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Combatting serious and organised crime linked to robbery.
- Cooperate with SAPS.
- Engage Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), FIC and other stakeholders ensuring effective planning and sustainable success in reducing organised and serious crime.