The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) has warned that local policing will suffer if a proposal to form a single police force is approved and becomes law.
ISS senior researcher, Johan Burger, points out that it is clear the African National Congress felt ‘uncomfortable and threatened’ by the idea that provinces and municipalities not under their political control could exert control over armed forces.
"If we have one police service, it will be chaotic. You will overload the police with responsibilities and local policing will suffer. National priorities will always override local priorities and it'll be a miserable situation," explains Burger.
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