Increasing Police Visibility through Building Precincts Over Two Decades

In an effort to fight crime and strengthen law enforcement in the City 10 additional metro police precincts have been built over the past 20 years. This adds to the 12 already in existence before the City came into existence in 2000.

Executive Mayor Cllr Mzwandile Masina, during his 2020 State of the City Address stated: “This is material evidence of our commitment to combat crime in our City, for we recognise that safety and security are the most basic job of government.”

In 20 years, the City achieved to establish the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department headquarters closer to the OR Tambo International Airport, within the broader context of the City’s plans for the Aerotropolis.

According to EMPD Acting Spokesperson Kobeli Mokheseng, the completion of a specialised services precinct in Boksburg was delayed due to COVID-19.

“This precinct will have specialised units such as the Dog Unit, Community Liaison, Public Order Policing, K-9, VIP and SWAT/Intervention,” says Mokheseng.

Services provided in the EMPD precincts include attending to complaints and accidents, opening cases and sending to relevant police station, escorts, bylaw duty and crime prevention operations.

List of EMPD precincts and addresses:


BENONI:                                                           Cnr Tom Jones & Victoria Avenue, Benoni

BRAKPAN:                                                        Cnr Kingsway & Park Avenue, Brakpan

DAVEYTON:                                                     Eisselen & Maduna Street, Daveyton

DUDUZA:                                                         Nala Street, Duduza CCC

ETWATWA:                                                      Cnr 21st Street & 23rd Road, Etwatwa East

KINGSWAY:                                                      Kingsway Library

KWA-THEMA:                                                 Nkosi Street, Kwa-Thema Civic

NIGEL:                                                              33 Somerset Street, Nigel

SPRINGS:                                                          Cnr 1st Avenue & 3rd Street, Springs

TSAKANE:                                                         A15 Uittog Street, Geluksdal

TRACING UNIT:                                              Cnr 1st Avenue & 3rd Street, Springs

1st RESPONDER UNIT:                                  Nkosi Street, Kwa-Thema Civic

JOCC:                                                                Cnr 1st Avenue & 3rd Street, Springs

SOCIAL CRIME PREVENTION UNIT:            6th Avenue & 5th Street, Northmead, Benoni




BRONBERG:                                                     16 Meerkat Steet, Petit, Benoni

EDENVALE:                                                      Cnr Van Riebeeck & 9th Street, Edenvale

EDLEEN:                                                           Edleen Circle, Green Avenue

KEMPTON PARK:                                            11 Long Street, Kempton Park

TEMBISA C/O:                                                 Andrew Mapheto & George Nyanga Street

WINNIE MANDELA:                                        Cnr Ndlovu & DM Marokane Winnie Mandela

FIRST RESPONDER UNIT:                              Cnr Madiba Drive & Solomon Mahlangu

SOCIAL CRIME PREVENTION UNIT:            Elgin Road, Birchleigh


SOUTHERN REGION                                                                          

ALBERTON:                                                     Swartkoppies Road, Alberton

BOKSBURG:                                                    Cnr Bank & Adderley Street, Boksburg

GERMISTON SOUTH:                                    Cnr Voortrekker & Els Street, Elsburg

GERMISTON NORTH:                                   Cnr Voortrekker & Els Street, Elsburg

KATLEHONG:                                                   2098 Masakhane Street, Admin Block, Katlehong

THOKOZA227:                                                 Moepshe Street, Thokoza

VOSLOORUS:                                                   2 MC Botha Street, Vosloorus

ZONKIZIZWE:                                                  Cnr Sontonga and M7/K146, Katlehong

1st RESPONDER UNIT:                                   Cnr Sontonga and M7/K146, Katlehong

SOCIAL CRIME PREV. UNIT:                         Cnr Sontonga and M7/K146, Katlehong

SPECIALIZED SERVICES                                                                      

K9:                                                       Cnr Bank & Adderly Street, Boksburg

PUBLIC ORDER POLICING:                   Cnr Bank & Adderley Street, Boksburg

FREEWAY:                                           Atlas road in Bonaero Park plus,

FREEWAY:                                           Bedfordview N3 (N) by R24/N12 split-Gillooly’s interchange

EQUESTRIAN:                                      16 Meerkat Road, Petit

OVERLOADS:                                       Cnr Park & Kingsway Road, Brakpan

DRUGS:                                               Cnr Bank & Adderley Street, Boksburg

ENFORCEMENT:                                  Cnr Bank & Adderly Street, Boksburg

CLU:                                                     Cnr Long & Margaret, Kempton Park

BY-LAW UNIT:                                     Old SB offices, Spartan, Kempton Park