South Africa’s National Police Commissioner to take over the reigns as Chairperson of SARPCCO

The South African Police Service (SAPS) National Police Commissioner, General Khehla John Sitole will in a virtual sitting be appointed as the Chairperson of the Southern African Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation Organisation (SARPCCO) for the coming year.

The appointment will be marked by a ceremonial handing over of the Sword of Command from the outgoing Botswana Chief of Police to General Sitole.

SARPCCO was established in 1995 for police forces to combine resources and expertise in fighting transnational crime in Southern Africa. SARPCCO has been able to develop a comprehensive approach in terms of regional policing through the cooperative engagement of member countries such as joint cross-border operations, joint training, harmonisation of legislation, and the sharing of good practices.

The member countries that will be taking part in the virtual event are South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Namibia, DRC, Lesotho, Madagascar, Seychelles, Mozambique, Zambia, Tanzania, Mauritius, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.

Source: South African Police Service