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The Community Policing Forum (CPF) is a body mandated by Sections 18 to 23 of the South African Police Service Act No. 68 of 1995 and the SAPS Interim Regulations for Community Police Forums and boards.
The Sinoville CPF (SCPF) is established under the Sinoville Police station and is divided into 4 sectors. We are Sector 3 and our borders are roughly the R101 from N4 Highway to Walmannsthal Rd, N1 from N4 Doornpoort to Walmannsthal Rd. (see Map for more details)
Community Policing Forums are constituted to improve communication between the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the community, to promote transparency, and to foster joint problem-solving and co-operation with a view to improving service delivery by SAPS. The police are answerable to the communities they serve. The CPF represents the community's interests and monitors the SAPS' service delivery. At the same time, the CPF tries to promote the image of the SAPS to the community in order to foster closer ties between the SAPS and the community.
The role of the CPF is to make the needs of the community known to the police and to help the police meet those needs. The primary objective is to promote a partnership between the community and the local police and to create an environment that will promote effective local policing that is user-friendly. The CPF assists the South African Police Service in accomplishing these aims.
Sector 3 is managed by an executive committee which is chaired by the sector coordinator. Sector 3 is also represented on the SCPF executive committee. Membership and participation is entirely voluntary and no-one gets paid for services rendered.