Directorate of Special Operations Presentation to Parliament 17-18 March 2005
STRUCTURE OF THE DSO NDPP NDPP HEAD OF HEAD OF DSO HEAD OF HEAD OF HEAD OF STRATEGIC & OPERATIONS INVESTIGATIVE SUPPORT CRIME ANALYSIS FC OC PC POCA FC OC PC POCA OPERATIONAL SUPPORT REGIONAL PROJECT TEAMS REGIONAL PROJECT TEAMS GP GP TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT REGIONAL PROJECT TEAMS REGIONAL PROJECT TEAMS EC EC FORENSIC SERVICES FORENSIC SERVICES REGIONAL PROJECT TEAMS REGIONAL PROJECT TEAMS WC WC CRIME INFO- COLLECTION REGIONAL PROJECT TEAMS REGIONAL PROJECT TEAMS KZN KZN ADMINISTRATION REGIONAL PROJECT TEAMS BLOEMFONTEIN
DSO STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES • Increase work performance and impact, measurable as value-for-money; • Counter Organised Crime in a more focused manner, that gives the DSO a pre-emptive edge; • Position the DSO as an elite crime-fighting agency, that prides itself on a multi-disciplinary approach; • Draw best practice from international law enforcement, to improve effectiveness; and • Exploit partner cooperation and collaboration, in order to enhance service delivery.
DSO TARGETS FOR 2005-2006 • A definite and accurate threat analysis; • Identification of the Top 100 criminal syndicates; • 300 case investigations and prosecutions; • 75 High-impact prosecutions that reduce organised crime by a measurable 25% in the focus areas over 3 years; • 25 should be racketeering-based and 25 money-laundering investigations and prosecutions; • Sustaining a conviction rate of 80%; • 15% increase in operational activity; i.e. searches, arrests, surveillance, entrapment and monitoring; • 250m under asset forfeiture hold and compensation orders; with 50m directed to the Criminal Asset Recovery Fund; and • 15% increase in contraband yield (R605 million benchmark).
CASE BASKET Reserve Bank, Rautenbach, King & Nexttvest Yield, GEMS & Soekor Thatcher (Part 2) Travel Fraud TOP 709 (Medcor) Durban Ports Houtbay Fishing, Golden Arrow & Yogurt Cape Town: One of 40 Gangs & Drugs 30% CORRUPTION : INVS : JACTT : EC SHAIK & ARMS II GUANXI: 19.5 TONS 91 ARRESTS Saambou, Macmed, Leisurenet, Regal Gauteng: Laundering Markets; Airports & Mines TOP 200 34/71 38/54 RACKETEERING 14 SUCCESSES 22 INVESTIGATIONS (36) JACTT 95 CVTS 161 TRIALS R20 MILLION…
CHALLENGES / CONSTRAINTS: 2005 • High Staff turnover impacts forecasting • Insufficient funding for 2005-2006 • Budget variables: forensic and legal fees, conferences, subsistence, travel and communication
CHALLENGES / CONSTRAINTS: 2005 CONT… • Enhance skills and experiential base, through targeted recruitment and high intensity training; • Maximize partner management to gain support and generate new work.
CHALLENGES / CONSTRAINTS: 2005 CONT… • 84 vacant and funded positions (42 being processed); • Acquire skilled personnel in different disciplines in DSO; • Endeavour to become more pro-active