Provincial Government Oversight of the Police

Provincial Government Oversight of the Police

This report, commissioned by the Gauteng legislature, seeks to add clarity and enrich debate as to role of the executive and legislative structures at provincial level with respect to oversight of the police. It sets a conceptual framework for understanding how police agencies are held accountable in democracies, and then reflects on the executive and legislative oversight structures in several other democratic countries. The report then turns its focus to the role of the provincial legislature in overseeing the police and secretariat in Gauteng, and ends with several recommendations to enhance the oversight role of the provincial legislature.


Gareth Newham
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Gareth Newham is the former Senior Project manager at the criminal justice program at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR). He obtained his Masters in Management, Public and Development Management from The University of the Witwatersrand, Post-Graduate Diploma in Applied Research Methodology Social Sciences from The Stellenbosch University and his Honours in Political Studies Social Sciences from The University of Cape Town.

David Bruce
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David Bruce is a Johannesburg-based independent researcher and writer working in the fields of policing, crime and criminal justice. He obtained his Master's Degree Public and Development Management and Bachelor's Degree Bachelor of Arts with majors in Legal Theory and Industrial Sociology from The University of the Witwatersrand.



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