Media Invitation: The SAPS extends its hand to traditional leaders

In an effort to squeeze crime to zero, the South African Police Service continues to nourish its partneship with governmental and non-govermantal organisations

The Minister of Police Bheki Cele together with the National Commissioner General Khehla Sitole will launch the Traditional Policing that will address issues on crime.

The aim is to build capacity and strengthen partnerships in order to prevent crime or reduce the fear of crime by jointly identifying the root causes of crime and have a multi-disciplinary approach to address crime and the fear of crime.

The launch also forms part of the Community Centre Policing approach, which is an imperative policing model that cuts across the Constitution, right down to the few policies and legislations, as outlined in both the traditional affairs as well as the policing mandate.

The Traditional Policing Model will complements the memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed on 15 March 2016 between the South African Police Service, Department of Traditional Affairs and the National House of Traditional Leaders to operationalise and ensure sustainable partnership policing within the traditional communities.

Source: South African Police Service