E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 3, Issue 6, 2023

An Assessment of the Role of Management to Sufficiently Ensure Security Access at Hercules SAPS since 2018 to Prevent Attacks on Members at the Station

Author(s): Yesufu S, Ndala TV


South Africa is faced with the problem of police station robberies. Very few studies have been conducted to understand this problem. In 2018 five police officers and a retired South African National Defence Force member (SANDF) lost their lives when they were fatally shot during a robbery at Ngcobo police station situated in the Eastern Cape province. Therefore, this study aims to assess, understand, and create a framework of processes and procedures that management at Hercules police station must undertake to prevent attacks on members at the station. Police Station robberies are becoming a common trend in South Africa. Reports of these police station robberies indicate that these criminals/robbers were targeting firearms, be it those that members carry, those belonging to the SAPS, or even those that are kept in the police station as exhibits or those which are being processed for destruction.

Keywords: Police Safety, Crime Prevention Methods, Loss of Firearms, Crime Elements, Causes of Crime

Pages: 735-741

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