SECRETARIAT OF POLICE. Police Civilian Secretariat Presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Police 10 March 2010. BACKGROUND.
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Police Civilian SecretariatPresentation to the Portfolio Committee on Police 10 March 2010
The National Secretariat derives its mandate from the Constitution and the Police Act. Section 208 of the Constitution requires the Minister of Police to establish a Police Civilian Secretariat which operates directly under the Minister’s direction and authority.
The Minister of Police has indicated in several meetings that in view of the new policing environment, the Secretariat should be made stronger in its oversight function.
and the performance of his or her duties and functions;
Key functional areas with respect to civilian oversight and policy advice to the
Minister are provided through our components in the following manner:
on issues and activities from time to time or as requested.
In order to fulfil these functions effectively, two important requirements
should be fulfilled:
A new management team led by the new Secretary of Police has been
appointed by the Minister together with three new chief directors in the Policy and Research, Monitoring and Evaluation and the Partnership Units.
1. The re-organisation of the Secretariat
2. Provide Legislative Support to the Minister
3. Provide Leadership and Direction to the Secretariat
4. Provide policy advice support to the Minister
5. To play an activist and interventionist role with regard to civilian oversight of the Police
6. Build active partnerships that will deepen the national dialogue on safety and crime prevention
Purpose: Strategically direct the Secretariat of Police and render support services to the Minister
Purpose: To provide the Minister with policy advice
Purpose: To monitor and audit the Police
Purpose: To mobilise role-players, stakeholders and partners outside the Department
Purpose: Render support services to the Secretariat
a) Human resource management
b) Financial Management
c) Supply chain management