At least 546 Tourist Safety Monitors (TSM’s) contracts have been renewed to cover
all tourists’ attraction hotspots with effect from 1 June 2015.These monitors are
employed by the department to enhance tourism safety throughout the province.
They are not trained as police reservists since they provide customer care, communication
and reporting mechanism to the police. They have basic knowledge of how the criminal
justice system works.
They attend to crime likely to affect tourists such as car hijacking, theft of motor
vehicles, rape, common robbery and burglary. They also participate in road blocks
when they are requested by police stations to partake.