Policing should be professional - govt
Cape Town - The government wants to make policing a professional occupation by offering better training and recruitment programmes, according to report on Thursday.
The Cape Times newspaper quoted Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa as saying the police should be trained, disciplined and accountable to the communities they served.
He said police were not the only ones to combat crime.
"The police are and always must be, subject to the will of the people they serve."
Mthethwa was addressing delegates at the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime Colloquium in Cape Town on Wednesday.