Parliament - A raft of legislative and policy reviews will be introduced over the next financial year to enhance the fight against crime, Police Minister Nathi Nhleko said on Monday.
Delivering his budget vote debate, Nhleko said the SAPS (SA Police Service) Act would be reviewed in a bid to “align it with the Constitution”.
Research would be done into how police could reduce “the barriers to the reporting of cases of violence against women and children, serial murders and rapes”.
A review on how community policing forums and community safety forums could help police in stabilising areas affected by service delivery protests would also be prioritised over the next few months.
Nhleko committed to demilitarising the police service in line with the National Development Plan.