New intelligence head for WCape

Arno Lamoer has announced his deputy Peter Jacobs as the new head of Crime Intelligence in the province.

Western Cape Police Commissioner Arno Lamoer. Picture: Regan Thaw/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Police Commissioner Arno Lamoer says his former deputy Major General Peter Jacobs has now been appointed as the new head of Crime Intelligence in the province.

Lamoer on Tuesday briefed the Provincial Legislature's standing committee on community safety on the police's annual report for the 2012/2013 financial year.

The provincial police commissioner said Jacobs took up the post at the beginning of this month.

It's part of a major restructuring process within Crime Intelligence nationally.

Meanwhile, Lamoer says one of the force's main aims this year is to improve the standard of detective work.

Last year provincial police managed to secure 103 sentences of 20 years and more for serious offences.

Sixty of these convictions were for rape, 33 for murder and 10 for aggravated robbery.