In our endeavors to root out corruption within the South African Police Service, 10 members from Parow Police Station were arrested early this morning. The officials, one Sergeant, eight Constables and one former employee will be charged with corruption following information that they took bribes from suspects and stole exhibits.
The suspects were arrested by the members of the Provincial Anti-Corruption Unit which became operational from September 2014. The team comprises investigators and Crime Intelligence officials. The unit was established in line with the SAPS National Anti- Corruption Strategy which seeks to root out fraud and corruption within the South African Police Service.
Western Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Arno Lamoer has welcomed the arrests. “This will send out a strong message to all police officials that bad elements within the service will not be tolerated. We wish to assure the community of Parow that service delivery will not be compromised by these arrests. Contingency measures have been put in place, to ensure that all services are rendered at the police station,” he said.