Police

National Department Budget for 2017-18

Vote purpose

Prevent, combat and investigate crime, maintain public order, protect and secure the inhabitants of South Africa and their property, and uphold and enforce the law.

Mandate

The South African Police Service derives its powers and functions from section 205 of the Constitution and from the South African Police Service Act (1995). This legislation regulates the police service in terms of its core function, which is to prevent, investigate and combat crime.

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