The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has launched a free hotline number so mense can easily report corrupt cops to the oversight body.
The launch, held in Pretoria on Monday, was attended by Police Minister Bheki Cele who admitted that some cops are a disgrace to the force.
Cele says Ipid is an independent and impartial oversight structure that is committed to justice and acts in the public interest.
“While I am confident that a majority of the men and women in blue are good hardworking dedicated and honest officers, unfortunately some of our own do disgrace us, by their actions that bring the service into disrepute.
“As we all know, police misconduct whether alleged or proven, has a negative impact on our society.
“Any transgression committed by any officer of the law, erodes the trust and confidence communities have towards the police.”
He says the hotline number is a first for Ipid and is set to empower communities.
“Through this number, citizens will have direct access to a directorate that ensures accountability in the police service.”
Cele explains that the number can be used to report officers who sleep on duty, officers who turn away victims of gender-based violence and domestic violence, officers who abuse state resources and state vehicles and those who harass and intimidate citizens.
You can also use the hotline to piemp vuil cops who aid in the sale of drugs and protect drug merts.
To piemp dirty cops call Ipid on 0800 111 696.