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SA’s new top cop welcomed by Ramaphosa and Cele

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SA Police Service (SAPS) lieutenant general Sehlahle Fannie Masemola is the ninth national police commissioner appointed by the governing party since it came to...

Police minister adamant no security threat in SA

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Police Minister Bheki Cele, who’s SA Police Service (SAPS) was severely criticised for lack of action during the July unrest, maintains there is no...

Protecting government VIPs costs R1.7 billion

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The constitutional democracy South Africa has been for the past 26 years has not apparently stretched as far as allowing the country’s presidents, Cabinet...

Police “Country in Blue” strategy up and running

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The emergency warning blue lights fitted to registered police vehicles will be on from dusk to dawn as part of a national effort to...

More police resign than retire

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The SA Police Service (SAPS) lost more personnel to resignations than retirement in the 2019/20 financial year with nine other reasons given for continued...

Automatic weapons should not be used on protesters – policing report

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The ISS welcomes an expert report on policing noting the constitutional right to peaceful protest and says automatic weapons should never be used for...

Fake COVID-19 vaccine seizure in SA only “the tip of the...

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The seizure of around 2 400 doses (400 ampoules) of fake COVID-19 vaccine in Germiston by South African police following an Interpol global alert...

Another step to improving rural safety

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This week saw a high level meeting where police, organised agriculture and civil society took rural security head on with commitments made in a...

SAPS looking to bring back retired “bobbies”

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The SA Police Service (SAPS) wants retired policemen back to “improve staffing levels, fight crime and keep South Africans safe”. This is according to a...

Police reservists sought to combat rural crime

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Farm attacks and murders came under the spotlight earlier this month when South Africa’s top cop, National Commissioner Khehla Sitole, met with a delegation...

SAASIC and SAPS horses – worlds apart

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Potchefstroom in North West is an equine centre for the country's top two security agencies – the SA National Defence Force (SANDF)...

Multi-disciplinary security simulation exercise in Gauteng and Fiela ops in two...

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Police in Gauteng this week exercised a range of capabilities in Gauteng aimed at ensuring "the security forces hone their skills in...

Thousands of police not competent to carry firearms

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No less than 3 500 policemen and women are uncertified to carry firearms and a "startling" 11 000 do not have competency...

Defence Minister wants rethink on soldiers supporting police policies

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has seemingly joined the list of politicians asking for soldiers to be deployed as part...

How to appoint a competent – and honest – national police...

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President Jacob Zuma and new police minister Fikile Mbalula have an immediate opportunity to radically improve policing in South Africa through the...

Cops pounce on suspected poachers in Mpumalanga

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The SA Police Service continues to close the net on suspected rhino poachers in ongoing efforts to prevent and combat wildlife-related crime...

Police will be out in force on election day

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More than 50 000 policemen and women will be deployed at more than twenty-two thousand voting stations across the country next Wednesday...

ISS welcomes quarterly crime stats

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The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) has welcomed the announcement by Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe that police crime statistics will...

Parliament police committee sees new rank structure promoting professionalism

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Francois Beukman, chairman of Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Police, maintains the new SA Police Service (SAPS) ranks structure should be used to...

Changes to police rank structure

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The SA Police Service (SAPS) will implement some changes in its rank structure as from June 1 with the most notable being...

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