IN-DEPTH | Why proposed policing units may not make a 'discernible' impact - expert

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SAPS officers form a line in the road during a protest.
SAPS officers form a line in the road during a protest.
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The South African Police Service (SAPS) is considering introducing an additional six specialised policing units, Police Minister Bheki Cele said. 

During a session in the National Assembly, BusinessTech reported that Cele said the units under consideration include motorbike capability, highway patrol, illicit mining capability, economic infrastructure, water policing and diving services, and hostage negotiation. 

Studies, he said, are under way to determine whether the units will be feasible. 

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