The Violent Crimes & Technology Unit (VCAT) focuses on high priority crimes such as murder, rape and other serious and violent crimes. VCAT offers support in securing crime scenes, witnesses, victim support, and assisting the SAPS with both overt and covert investigations when requested.
VCAT responds to and supports the investigation of incidents such as business robbery, house robbery, car/truck-jacking, etc. which are inclusive of associated crimes such as murder and rape.
Our goal, and the success of the VCAT unit can be measured by three elements: arrests, convictions in court and the reduction of crime in VCAT operational areas. This is to be achieved through training, protocols, specialised community policing projects and response, surveillance and holistic crime prevention measures.