Empowering the community to protect itself.

Our Mission

Protecting Jewish life and the Jewish way of life, while empowering
our community to protect itself

Who we are

Established in 1994

CSO Johannesburg is a small complement of full-time professional staff with a large base of dedicated, trained and passionate volunteers.

What we do

  • Protect the community.
  • Provide security advice and guidance for communal facilities.
  • Empower and train the community to look after itself.
  • Keep the community informed.
  • Respond to suspicious activity and active threats on a daily basis.
  • Find missing persons.
  • 24-hour control room.

CSO provides security, advice and support for:




Crisis Management

Restaurants, Shops and Businesses

Shabbatons and Camps

We Train

  • Professional CSO staff.
  • Community security officers and volunteers.
  • Community members.
  • Schools, Shuls, restaurants and shops.
  • Private security guards.

We Protect

  • Schools
  • Shuls
  • Restaurants, shops and community facilities.
  • Community Events
  • Outings and Shabbatons
  • Summer and winter youth camps.

We Offer

  • Intensive volunteer training and qualification courses.
  • Community self defence and awareness workshops.
  • Security advice and guidance.

We Partner with the Community

  • We are solely reliant on the generous donations of our community.
  • All donations qualify for an 18A tax certificate.
  • We train and empower the community to protect itself.

We Work Together

  • EZRA Medical – Tactical Medics
  • IRT Security – CSO trained Professional Security Officers.
  • IMS – Management of any security incident or disaster.
  • Other community organisations.

We Analyse

  • Understanding the environment.
  • Identifying and mitigating any threats.

“To save one life is to
save the world”

– Talmud

Event/Outing Request Form

This form must be completed and submitted to the CSO office a minimum of 4 weeks prior to the event. Please complete the form as accurately as possible.

Group Information

DD slash MM slash YYYY
Time of Outing(Required)
Time of departure from school(Required)
Time of departure from venue(Required)
Drop files here or
Accepted file types: excel, pdf, csv, Max. file size: 32 MB.
    Upload your list of names and cell phone numbers of all teachers

    Venue Information

    Contact person on site(Required)
    Security Manager on site
    Medical personnel on site (clinic, nurse etc)

    Medical Information

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    Accepted file types: excel, pdf, csv, Max. file size: 32 MB.
      Indicate the allergy as well as the treatment
      Teacher in charge of first aid kit(Required)


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      If so, please provide a media list with contact details
      MM slash DD slash YYYY
      Completed by(Required)