SAPS Library empowers
The South African Police Service’s National Library hosted an annual National Library Forum at the SAPS Academy in Bisho in September 2019. The forum provides a platform to discuss measures on how to improve the capacity and professionalism of SAPS Library Services.
“This includes the SAPS playing an active role in updating employees on recent developments on publications relating to policing knowledge worldwide. The objectives of the SAPS Library Service is to encourage information-sharing, personnel development, and collaborative initiatives within SAPS Library Services,” said Colonel Athlenda Mathe.
This service also aims to support SAPS employees in terms of human capital, development by promoting a learning culture within the SAPS by acquiring, organising, disseminating and providing access to learning resources and services in a congenial environment.
Potential library users include all SAPS employees, trainees, researchers, registered postgraduates, legal officers, investigators, police officials and their family members.
Potential library users are required to visit their local library offices for free registration in order to gain access to the available resources.
There are 39 libraries nationwide.