TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN? Sector policing and community policing forums

  • Millicent Maroga Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation
Keywords: SAPS, police, sector policing, South Africa


In its efforts to address crime the South African Police Service is increasingly focused on the implementation of sector policing. This is a strategy that calls for a more focused approach to policing at the local level, and includes the establishment of sector policing forums. Indeed, sector policing could be seen as a way of enhancing community policing. One of the key challenges is to ensure that these new police-community based structures do not experience the same shortcomings as community policing forums. This article will describe sector policing and consider some of the challenges to its effective implementation.

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