n SA Crime Quarterly - The closure of the SAPS Anti-Corruption Unit : bad cops get a break
|Article Title||The closure of the SAPS Anti-Corruption Unit : bad cops get a break|
|© Publisher:||Institute for Security Studies (ISS)|
|Journal||SA Crime Quarterly|
|Author||Gareth Newham and Lulama Gomomo|
|Publication Date||Jun 2003|
|Pages||5 - 9|
In 1996 the SAPS established its first internal anti-corruption unit to tackle what was identified as a growing problem of police corruption. Seven years down the line, combating corruption is still a national priority of the SAPS. But recently the SAPS announced that it is closing the anti-corruption unit and integrating some of its members into the organised crime unit. International experience suggests, however, that a specialised unit dedicated to investigating police crime and corruption is crucial if these problems are to be tackled effectively.
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