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Nigerian police: why improving public trust has proven difficult

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Policing plays a vital role in maintaining law and order in any society. Public trust and confidence in the police is a concern in...

Somalia’s sea-based policing boosted with new maritime facility

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Mogadishu – Somalia’s maritime capabilities received a major boost on 30 March with the inauguration of a new, state-of-the-art facility for the Somali Police...

New Police Commissioner outlines tenure vision, priorities

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New National Police Commissioner, General Fannie Masemola, has outlined his vision and priorities for the next five years in the position. The Commissioner addressed the...

ISS: More questions than answers in South Africa’s latest victim survey?

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South Africa’s 2020/21 Victims of Crime Survey (VOCS) was published last month. Although its accuracy was affected by the coronavirus pandemic, the findings on...

SA allocates R664.3 billion to improve safety, security over three years

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Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana has allocated R664.3 billion over the next three years to improve the country’s safety and security, and the criminal justice...

ISS: Thousands of new SA police recruits may yield little benefit

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Over the past year, concerns have been raised about the decline in the number of police in South Africa. Due to budgetary restrictions, last...

President tending to tension in security cluster

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President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is seized with acting on the visibly clear tensions between Police Minister Bheki Cele and Police Commissioner, General Kehla...

SAPS HQ operations continuing despite disconnections

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Operations are continuing uninterrupted at the South African Police Service (SAPS) administrative headquarters in Pretoria, despite utility services being disconnected by the City of...

ISS: South Africa needs less nationally-focused policing responses

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The annual crime statistics for 2020-21, released by Police Minister Bheki Cele in December, showed drops in virtually all types of violent crime. Most...

Safety intervention units to deal with traditional leaders’ attacks

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In the wake of the safety challenges faced by Amakhosi and Izinduna, the KwaZulu-Natal Executive Council has approved a decision by Community Safety and...

Suspected Islamist kills two in western Kenya – police

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A suspected member of Somali Islamist group al Shabaab detonated an explosive device that killed two people at their home in a western Kenyan...

Kenyan “rogue” policeman kills six in rampage – police

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A Kenyan police officer shot dead six people in a rampage in a neighbourhood in the capital Nairobi on Tuesday and then shot and...

Gambia police disperse protesters contesting president’s re-election

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Gambian police fired tear gas on Monday to disperse supporters of losing presidential candidate Ousainou Darboe who had taken to the streets outside the...

Tunisian police say they shot, wounded extremist trying to attack them

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Tunisian police on Friday shot and wounded an extremist who sought to attack them with a knife and cleaver in the capital, authorities said. The...

Burkina Faso holds mass burial for slain gendarmes, reports more killings...

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Burkina Faso on Tuesday buried many of the 49 gendarmes killed in a recent strike on a security outpost, even as the government reported...

Probe into Indonesian police hack underway

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Indonesian police are investigating claims by a hacker who said stolen personal data of thousands of police officers has been stolen, the latest cyberattack...

Four Kenyan police jailed for manslaughter of British aristocrat

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Kenya's High Court on Monday jailed four policemen found guilty of the manslaughter of Alexander Monson, the son of a British aristocrat who was...

Kenyan police say three ‘dangerous’ inmates flee maximum security prison

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A Kenyan serving a 41-year sentence for involvement in one of the country's worst militant attacks escaped from a maximum security prison on Monday,...

Investigation into R200 million cocaine theft from Hawks offices

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The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) has launched an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding a break-in at its Serious Organised Crime offices in...

Police nab wanted alleged Facebook serial rapist

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A 34-year-old male suspect from Limpopo who was wanted for multiple charges of rape and robberies between July 2020 and August has finally been...

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