Durban - About 400 police officers gathered at Centrum Park in the Durban Central Business District to be briefed about the stabilisation operation in Kwazulu-Natal on Thursday.
The stabilisation operation will deal with violent crimes in hotspots across the province.
A number of police officers including specialised units will be involved in operations in the entire province said police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele.
Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula the KZN Provincial police commissioner said the SAPS greatest mission is to reduce crime.
"I am proud to say that the cream of the crop have been selected to commence these duties and I am confident that they will be successful in their endeavors to decrease crime. The purpose of these operations is to ensure a safe environment that is conducive to economic development in dealing with the fight against crime and corruption,"Jula said.