An inside view of the South African Police Service


Former Western Cape detective head, Jeremy Vearey, served at a senior level in the South African Police Service (SAPS) since its establishment in 1995. He has a unique insight into the successes and challenges of transforming a brutal police force into an effective, democratic police service.

Using his new memoir Into Dark Water as a foundation, this seminar will explore the past, present and future of South African policing through the eyes of one of its most experienced and thoughtful former officers.

This seminar is co-hosted by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and the Centre of Criminology, University of Cape Town.

Chairperson: Dr Andrew Faull, Senior Researcher, Justice and Violence Prevention, ISS


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