“Reagan has demonstrated through this role that he has the energy required to take the police oversight function of this portfolio to the next level, especially the lack of policing resources in our poorest communities.
“He also has the personality and approach that will maintain and build on partnerships with important stakeholders including communities and the SAPS.
“In addition to our ramped-up focus on constructive police oversight, we will continue to implement the Western Cape’s safety plan, which aims to halve the murder rate by 2029.
“With over 1000 Leap (law enforcement and advancement programme) officers already launched and the imminent establishment of the violence prevention unit in our department of health and wellness, Reagan will play a key role in taking this plan to the next level.”
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