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
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.”
Mr. Keabetswe MAKGOPHE
The SARPCCO Chairperson and Commissioner of Botswana Police.
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
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)
2020 SARPCCO ANNUAL GENNERAL MEETING
The SADC/SARPCCO Chiefs of Police Sub-Committee of the Inter-State Defence and Security Committee (ISDSC) continues its strategic engagements with Member States as it successfully held its first ever virtual 25th Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 17th June 2020. Officially opening the meeting, on behalf the of Chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, His Excellency Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, was the Zimbabwe Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage, Honourable Kazembe Kazembe MP. He expressed his gratitude to the frontline officers for their unshaken responses to the call of duty amidst the COVID 19 pandemic. Connected to the virtual meeting were Chiefs of Police and their representatives from all the 16 SADC Member States; Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe. The INTERPOL Secretary General Dr. Jurgen STOCK, the SADC Executive Secretary Dr. Stergomena Lawrence TAX, the Director of Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Affairs, and the Head of INTERPOL Regional Bureau for Southern Africa who is also the SARPCCO Coordinator, Mr. Mubita NAWA connected to the historic virtual meeting.