We don’t want poor police leaders
MERIT, NOT POLITICS
Corruption Watch and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) believe that the appointments of the South African Police Services (SAPS) national commissioner and the head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations (the Hawks) require a transparent selection process against clear merit-based criteria. The National Development Plan recommends this method.
We believe that politics should not play a deciding role in these two crucial appointments. Poor leadership at this level impacts directly on the performance of the police service as a whole.
Therefore we have established a joint public awareness campaign that focuses on the process resulting in the critical appointments.
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