Residents have until next week to comment on draft proposals to change the way community police forums are governed.
The Civilian Secretariat for Police Service Draft Policy on Community Police Forums (CPFS) will move governance of the forums from police to a civilian secretariat, whose role would be to:
Ensure the proper establishment and alignment of CPFs at police station level.
Facilitate the training of CPFs.
Monitor and report on the functioning of CPFs to the civilian secretariat twice a year.
Facilitate and mediate any relationship challenges between SAPS and CPFs.
Facilitate the election process of CPFs in line with policy directives around criteria, eligibility and composition of CPFs.
Provide administrative support to CPFs at meetings.
Residents can send their comments to Bilkis.Omar@csp.gov.za by Friday September 15.