12 October 2020
Staff Reporter/ PretoriaLIVE
Pretoria – The Independent Police Investigative Directorate, (IPID) launched a toll free hotline on Monday.
Speaking at the launch Minister of Police, Bheki Cele said “with this number, citizens will have direct access to a directorate that ensures accountability in the police service.”
The toll free hotline will be 0800 111 696.
Minister Cele said it gave him pleasure to see IPID continued to refine and improve its work under the new management.
IPID has taken down criminals masquerading as police, including the arrest of officers implicated in alleged corruption, and those violating their constitutional mandate.
Cele urged South Africans to use the hotline wisely and responsibly to
report officers that sleep on duty, report officers that turn away victims of Gender Based Violence and Domestic Violence at police stations.
The hotline can be also used to report officers that abuse state resources and state vehicles.
Officers that harass and intimidate citizens should also be reported said Cele, as well as those aid in the sale of drugs and protect drug dealers.
Cele added “I believe the launch of this IPID hotline number brings the IPID one step closer in better positioning itself, as an effective and impartial oversight body of the police.”
“It is also a bold move that aims to better serve the people of this country.”