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Civilian Secretariat for Police Service Act, 2011 (Act No. 2 of 2011)

Chapter 2 : Civilian Secretariat for Police Service

4. Establishment of Civilian Secretariat


(1) The Civilian Secretariat for the Police Service contemplated in section 208 of the Constitution is hereby established.


(2) The Civilian Secretariat is hereby established as a designated department at the national level.


(3) The Secretary is the accounting officer of the Civilian Secretariat and must comply with the provisions of the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No. 1 of 1999).


(4) The Civilian Secretariat established in terms of subsection (1) must exercise its powers and perform its functions without fear, favour or prejudice in the interest of maintaining effective and efficient policing and a high standard of professional ethics in the police service.


(5) Provincial secretariats contemplated in sections 16 and 17 must assist the Civilian Secretariat to achieve its objects, and perform functions and exercise powers of the Civilian Secretariat in the provincial sphere of government in accordance with the principles of co-operative government and intergovernmental relations contained in Chapter 3 of the Constitution.


(6) The Civilian Secretariat is financed from monies appropriated by Parliament.