Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation has been established as
an independent directorate within the South African Police Service
in terms of Section 17C of the South African Police Service Act,
1995 as amended by the South African Police Service Amendment Act,
2008 (Act 57 of 2008).
The Directorate for
Priority Crime Investigation is now responsible for the combating, investigation
and prevention of national priority crimes such as serious organized crime,
serious commercial crime and serious corruption in terms of Section 17B and
17D of the South African Police Service Act, 1995 as amended.
South African Police Service Amendment Act,2012 (Act 10 of 2012) introduced the
reporting procedures as provided in Section 34(1) of the Prevention and
Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, 2004 which stipulates that reporting should
be made to any police officer. In terms of the latest amendment, all such
offences must now be reported to a member of the Directorate of Priority Crime