Submissions must be received by no later than 30 November 2023

The Civilian Secretariat for Police Service has published the Draft National Policing Policy (NPP), which is now open for comment from the public. Citizens have until 30 November to submit their comments.

“This policy envisions that by 2030 South Africa enjoys a police service that elicits respect and that is committed to ensuring that all people in South Africa and feel safe and secure, by way of the police effectively executing their constitutional mandate,” notes the draft policy in the section on vision and objectives.

“This policy further envisions a police service that is professional, well-resourced and highly skilled, and that has a firm understanding of the challenges, internally and externally, that impacts on the organisation. Grounded on building legitimacy and trust, this police service will through the provision of quality policing services play an effective role in protecting all people including vulnerable groups. The police service will be underpinned by an approach which is community-centred and rights-based, and held accountable through an effective institutional and oversight architecture.”

The development of the NPP is based on section 206 of the South African Constitution, which provides for the police minister, who is responsible for policing, to determine the NPP after consulting the provincial governments and taking into account the provincial needs and priorities of the provinces, as determined by the provincial executives.

Documents: Executive summary / Draft National Policing Policy

E-mail your submissions
to by no later than Thursday, 30 November 2023.

Direct your enquiries to Ms Lillian Mashele on 071 236 8282 or