ISBN 9781920299170
Pages 128
Dimensions 297mm x 210mm
Published 2008
Publisher African Minds Publishers, South Africa
Format Paperback

An Audit of Police Oversight in Africa

edited by African Police Oversight Forum

APCOF is a network of African policing practitioners drawn from state and nonstate institutions. It is active in promoting police accountability through civilian oversight. It believes that the broad values behind establishment of civilian oversight is to assist in restoring public confidence, develop a culture of human rights, integrity and transparency within the police, and promote good working relationships between the police and the community. It achieves its goal through raising awareness, sharing information on police oversight and providing technical assistance to civil society, the police and new and emerging oversight bodies in Africa. This audit provides insight into the diversity of police oversight on the African continent and the challenges it faces. Through this publication APCOF also seeks to highlight the importance of policing oversight in the ongoing efforts to build African police agencies into organisations that are effective and efficient but also respectful of peoples' and human rights.

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African Police Oversight Forum

The African Police Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF) is a network of African policing practitioners drawn from state and non-state institutions. It is active in promoting police reform through civilian oversight over policing. It believes that the broad values behind establishment of civilian oversight is to assist in restoring public confidence, develop a culture of human rights, integrity and transparency within the police and promote good working relationship between the police and the community. It achieves its goal through raising awareness and sharing information on police oversight, providing technical assistance to civil society police and new and emerging oversight bodies in Africa. APCOF was established in 2004 as a coalition of police oversight bodies and practitioners in Africa.

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