Evidence-based policing takes off in South Africa


The medical community’s response to COVID-19 shows the importance of scientific evidence in tackling a health crisis. The same applies to crime and violence. The way in which police approach these problems can be improved with reason, data and evidence. It is promising that national police commissioner, Khehla Sitole, has approved the evidence-based policing approach for the South African Police Service (SAPS).

This seminar will launch a new Evidence-Based Policing Resource Guide for police officers, researchers and communities. The SAPS’ approach to research along with projects underway in the George area of the Western Cape will also be discussed.

Chair: Diketso Mufamadi, Researcher, Justice & Violence Prevention, ISS Pretoria


Maj-Gen (Dr) PR Vuma, Head, Research, SAPS

Brigadier NPJ Michaels, Station Commander, George SAPS

Dr Andrew Faull, Senior Researcher, Justice & Violence Prevention, ISS Pretoria

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