The Eyes and Ears Initiative (E2) is an official joint crime fighting initiative between the South African Police Service (SAPS),
Business Against Crime South Africa (BACSA) and the Private Security Industry (PSI) whereby the PSI formally cooperates with the SAPS by relaying information directly to the Provincial Operational Command Centre (POCC) and in some instances, receiving such relevant information directly from it.
The PSI, through BACSA, has at least one representative on a 24/7 basis in the POCC. All PSI participants use the agreed Integrated Communications Platform (ICP)
which uses the Push-To-Talk (HALO PTT) technology over Cellular communication network and a Telegram/WhatsApp group to communicate with the PSI staff in the E2 POCC.
The objectives of the E2 initiative are:
To enhance the situational awareness of the SAPS by using the Private Security Industry’s (PSI) geographical deployment footprint for the sharing of information.
To enhance operational response to crime hotspot areas, violent crimes, TRIO crimes and with specific emphasis on crimes which are heavily dependent on situational information and a shared concern for both the SAPS and the PSI.
To allow for the PSI to assist each other (and SAPS) where needed in a non-commercial and non-competitive capacity.
PSIRA letter of good standing (not older than 60 days)
Private Security Sector Provident Fund (PSSPF) Compliance Certificate (confirmation not older than 60 days), Valid Exemption Certificate or Declaration that company does not have armed guards.
Signed E2 Standing operating procedures (SOP can be downloaded below).
Note: Have the above documents ready in separate pdf documents to be uploaded during application process.
Terms and conditions
General terms and conditions:
Participation is voluntarily and at own cost.
Responsibilities and liabilities of any participant are based on that provided for by the laws of the Republic of South Africa.
The roles and powers of the SAPS and PSI do not change.
The group (SAPS, members of the PSI and BACSA), incurs no liability for any conduct or omissions by or on behalf of participant’s or individual’s.
Participants shall be required to comply with the requirements of all SOP’s.