WITS School of Governance, in partnership with the Civilian Secretariat for Police Service, delivers Civilian Oversight by Community Policing Forum, PADM 0165: training on the establishment, implementation and monitoring of CPFs to officials who are then equipped to train police and community members to facilitate local CPFs in their communities. Fixed was contracted by WITS to facilitate the training of modules two and three of this course, in both 2021 and 2022.
WITS School of Governance
WITS School of Governance, David Bruce, Civilian Secretariat for Police Service
CPFs are formal, legislated entities but they are also designed to be responsive to community settings, to be facilitated by local community members and officials, and to respond in practical ways to the needs of local communities. Trainers of CPF participants should have robust tools at their disposal that can promote agile and inclusive and practically simple structures in local environments to create impact through a platform for local engagement on issues of safety. CPFs should not be limited in their usefulness by the formality of the structures, and the training should enable CPF trainers to internalise formal learning on their structure and history and also deliver practical guidance on the establishment and management of CPFs. The course needed to deliver both these styles of learning and content.