Evidence-Based Policing South Africa 2023

Researchers, police and public safety actors will connect to discuss recent research and its implications for partnerships.

07 DEC 2023  

Event details

Date: 2023-12-07 to 2023-12-08

Time: 06:30 to 15:00

Venue: Protea Hotel Fire & Ice!, 64 New Church St, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town and online via Zoom (register to attend in person, register to attend online)

Event Enquiry: Sivenathi Mtiwejojo, Email: smtiwejojo@issafrica.org

Attend via webcast

Evidence-Based Policing (EBP) South Africa is a community of researchers, police officers, government officials and allies working to create and apply research evidence to improve policing and public safety in the country. This hybrid conference enables the community to exchange ideas, share new research and strengthen partnerships.

Presentations will address a range of topics and themes, including:

  • South Africa’s first rigorous hotspot policing experiment
  • Building trust and partnerships between police and communities
  • EBP in an operational environment
  • Western Cape Violence Prevention Unit: vision and scope
  • Crime mapping in theory and practice
  • Role of crime analysts in the South African Police Service
  • Promise and potential of technology for public safety in South Africa
  • Making sense of South Africa’s violent crime trends
  • Co-creating knowledge for effective policing
  • Role of EBP and why police should lead the transformation

Confirmed speakers:

  • Colonel Marshall Ranjit, South African Police Service
  • Prof Greg Breetzke and Kayla Theron, University of Pretoria
  • Dr Mpho Maboa, University of South Africa
  • Sean Tait, Themba Masuku, Nathanial Roloff, APCOF and The Safety Lab
  • Dr Vanessa Grootboom and Jeanette Smit, STADIO
  • Deputy-Chief Constable Alex Murray OBE, West Mercia Police and Chair, UK Society of Evidence-Based Policing
  • Superintendent David Cowan, Victoria Police and President, Australia-New Zealand Society for Evidence-Based Policing
  • Asanda Mbhele, Moses Kotane Institute
  • Gwen Dereymaeker, Western Cape Violence Prevention Unit
  • Dr Jean Redpath, University of the Western Cape
  • David Bruce, Institute for Security Studies
  • Dr Gretha Groeneveld, independent
  • Andrew Mortimer, City of Cape Town
  • Dr Jan Lorenz Wilhelm and Dr Mary Mangai, Universities of Potsdam and Pretoria
  • Emma de Villiers, Fixed Africa
  • Dr Figen Özsöz, Bavarian State Police
  • Members of the Evidence for Change team

Image: SAPS/Facebook

This event is funded by the Hanns Seidel Foundation and the Bavarian State Chancellery. The ISS is also grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the European Union, the Open Society Foundations and the governments of Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.

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