Southern Africa Regional Police Chiefs Coordination Organisation
Welcome to SARPCCO online

Mr. Mubita NAWA

The SARPCCO Coordinator and Head of the INTERPOL Regional Bureau for Southern Africa

I am delighted to welcome you all to our SARPCCO Website. This interactive platform has been designed to promote the ideals of our Regional Police Chiefs in their undying quest of creating a conducive atmosphere which enables the realization of our SADC vision, “of a Common Future, a future within a regional community that will ensure economic well-being,,improvement of the standards of living and quality of life, freedom and social justice and peace and security for the people of Southern Africa.”


The SARPCCO Chairperson and Inspector General of the Zambia Police Service

I am gratified to welcome you all to our website. SARPCCO is a well established regional police structure in the Southern African region formed in 1995 after the Police Chiefs agreed to put their efforts together against a myriad of cross border crimes that have been cancerously bedeviling the region’s economic progress. Being the current Chairperson of SARPCCO, charged with the responsibility of ensuring its effectiveness in providing quality service to the region, I am highly encouraged by the level of cooperation

Advancing best practice policing ideals for peace and security in the Southern African Region and beyond. Centre of Excellence Housed at RB Harare.

SARPCCO Centre of Excellence

Decision 11 of the Chiefs of Police adopted the proposal for the establishment of the SARPCCO Centre of Excellence (CoE) during the 18th SARPCCO Annual General Meeting held on 15 May 2013 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. A Task Team comprising South Africa (Chair), Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Swaziland Zimbabwe and INTERPOL Regional Bureau Harare was subsequently formed to 

Relationship with INTERPOL

The RB draws the focus of its activities from the INTERPOL and SARPCCO strategic plans as well as contemporary policing challenges.  The aims of the Harare RB are to: Represent the General Secretariat and promote INTERPOL’s objectives in the region; Ensure the implementation of INTERPOL programmes in the region and resolutions of the General Assembly and the African Regional Conference; Serve as a link between the region and the rest of the INTERPOL community; Serve as a Coordination Office for the Southern Africa Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (SARPCCO)


The 10th Edition SARPCCO Games officially opened on the 3rd of August 2019 in a grand style in Luanda Angola. The event has brought together nine Member States from the SADC Region namely Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, with a total of eight hundred and sixty six (866) sports men and women participating in seven (7) sporting codes which include Soccer, Netball, Volleyball, Darts, Chess, Tennis and  Athletics are taking place from 3 – 14 August 2019.The SARPCCO Games are an important intervention meant to compliment the already existing regional policing activities such as Capacity Building and Training, Workshops as well as Bi-lateral and Regional Operations.

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