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South African Police Service Amendment Bill [B 30B-2008]

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To amend the South African Police Service Act, 1995, in order to—

  • enhance the capacity of the South African Police Service to prevent,combat and investigate national priority crimes and other crimes, by establishing a separate Division in the South African Police Service, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation;
  • provide for the transfer of powers, investigations, assets, budget and liabilities of the Directorate of Special Operations, established in terms of the National Prosecuting Authority Act, 1998, to the South African Police Service;
  • provide for the appointment of the Head of the Directorate for PriorityCrime Investigation;
  • ensure a multi-disciplinary and integrated approach in the prevention,combating and investigation of the above crimes by providing for the secondment of personnel from other Government departments or institutions to the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation;
  • provide for the security screening of and integrity measures for personnel of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation;
  • provide for the designation by the President of a Ministerial Committee to oversee the functioning of the Directorate for Priority CrimeInvestigation;
  • provide for the establishment of an Operational Committee comprising senior officials to facilitate, review, monitor and improve inter-departmental co-operation;
  • provide for Parliamentary oversight in respect of the activities of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation;
  • provide for the establishment of a mechanism to deal with complaints of a serious nature pertaining to the Directorate for Priority CrimeInvestigation;
  • provide for transitional arrangements, including the selection of personnel to implement the Act; and
  • provide for matters connected thereto.
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