n Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Problems encountered in the implementation of sector policing in priority and contact crime stations in KwaZulu-Natal : the case of Nongoma and Newcastle police stations
|Article Title||Problems encountered in the implementation of sector policing in priority and contact crime stations in KwaZulu-Natal : the case of Nongoma and Newcastle police stations|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 University of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 2010|
|Pages||84 - 98|
|Issue||Special Edition 2|
Since the change of government from an undemocratic to a democratic dispensation, government departments had to change the manner in which they conduct their business. The South African Police Service (SAPS) was not any different from other departments. Since then, they have introduced various policing strategies to try to combat crime and changing the manner in which they conduct their business. This article deals with one policing strategy that was introduced by SAPS to combat crime and support the concept of community policing that was adopted as a policing ideology in a democratic South Africa. It probes problems encountered in the implementation of sector policing at two police stations (Nongoma and Newcastle police stations) in KwaZulu-Natal. Common challenges encountered by both police stations; differences in the manner in which each police station implemented sector policing, and recommendations on how to ensure the success of this policing strategy will be discussed.
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