How to check the status of a police case with SAPS in South Africa

To check the status of a police case with the South African Police Service (SAPS), you can follow these steps:

  1. Contact your nearest police station: Visit or call the police station where you initially reported the case. Provide them with the case number, which you should have received when you first reported the incident. They will be able to provide you with the current status of the case.
  2. Contact the investigating officer: If you know the name or contact details of the investigating officer assigned to your case, you can try reaching out to them directly. They should be able to provide you with updates on the progress of the investigation.
  3. Use the SAPS online portal: SAPS has an online portal called “Track and Trace” that allows you to check the status of a case online. However, the availability and functionality of this portal may vary depending on your region. You can visit the SAPS website and look for the “Track and Trace” section to see if it’s available in your area.
  4. Contact the SAPS Provincial Communication Centre: If you’re unable to reach the police station or the investigating officer, you can contact the SAPS Provincial Communication Centre for your province. They should be able to assist you in obtaining the status of your case. You can find the contact details for the Provincial Communication Centre on the SAPS website or by calling the national SAPS emergency number, 10111.