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The use of technology and leadership in enhancing strategic cooperative policing within the SADC region

The globalization processes driving development and the transnational nature of crime require the collaboration of police within regions using sophisticated technology to combat crime. This article examines the role of technology and leadership in enhancing cooperative policing. Following a successful safety strategy during the 2010 Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) Soccer World Cup (SWC) tournament in South Africa, the article demonstrates how technology and strategic leadership contributed to the success of this event. The research conducted consisted of an extensive review of existing research publications on the state of policing in southern Africa and a conference presentation by Lieutenant-General Pruis about policing the SWC from which key policing lessons have been extracted. The challenges of police forces and policing in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) were found to relate primarily to resource constraints, and sociopolitical environments that are not always conducive to effective policing. Some of the lessons from the SWC, such as planning, budgeting, strategic leadership, regional and international cooperation of security personnel, community involvement, an informed media strategy and the use of technology to support these processes, can be replicated in regional policing operations. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]

Title: The use of technology and leadership in enhancing strategic cooperative policing within the SADC region
Authors: Sinclair, Ingrid
Matlala, Mpho
Year: 2011
Periodical: International Journal of African Renaissance Studies (ISSN 1818-6874)
Volume: 6
Issue: 1
Pages: 47-59
Language: English
Geographic terms: Southern Africa
South Africa
External link: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/18186874.2011.592391
Abstract: The globalization processes driving development and the transnational nature of crime require the collaboration of police within regions using sophisticated technology to combat crime. This article examines the role of technology and leadership in enhancing cooperative policing. Following a successful safety strategy during the 2010 Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) Soccer World Cup (SWC) tournament in South Africa, the article demonstrates how technology and strategic leadership contributed to the success of this event. The research conducted consisted of an extensive review of existing research publications on the state of policing in southern Africa and a conference presentation by Lieutenant-General Pruis about policing the SWC from which key policing lessons have been extracted. The challenges of police forces and policing in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) were found to relate primarily to resource constraints, and sociopolitical environments that are not always conducive to effective policing. Some of the lessons from the SWC, such as planning, budgeting, strategic leadership, regional and international cooperation of security personnel, community involvement, an informed media strategy and the use of technology to support these processes, can be replicated in regional policing operations. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]