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sapsNews24 reports that a task team was established on Friday to draft a five-year strategy to empower and develop female police officers at all levels in the SA Police Service (SAPS).  

This will be to enable the women in blue to improve service delivery and reduce incidents of crimes involving vulnerable groups.  A three-day session in Pretoria was attended by female senior management officers in SAPS, under the leadership of national deputy commissioners, Lieutenant General Bonang Mgwenya and Francinah Vuma.  Speakers at the sessions addressed issues affecting women in the broader context.  National police commissioner General Khehla Sitole said that, in order to reduce gender-based violence, female police officers needed to take a stand to ensure that cases involving vulnerable groups and missing persons received priority attention at police stations.  Senior female officers were told to take the lead in ensuring that women were uplifted, not only in the workplace, but in their communities.

  • Read this report in full at News24
  • Read a SAPS press statement in this regard at SAPS News

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