Under the Police Act 1998, the purpose of South Australia Police is to reassure and protect the community in relation to crime and disorder by the provision of services to uphold the law, preserve the peace, prevent crime, assist the public in emergency situations, coordinate and manage responses to emergencies, regulate road use and prevent vehicle collisions.
A visible responsive police service for all South Australians.
Our Values are: Service, Integrity, Courage, Leadership, Collaboration and Respect.
Our functions, objectives and deliverables
SAPOL’s Strategic Plan is SAPOL 2020, and our key strategy is to be accessible, innovative and efficient in the use of resources and responsive in the delivery of frontline services regardless of the circumstances.
Keeping the community safe and our commitment to this strategy will drive our business through our core programs of:
This will be achieved by:
Governance and Capability Service
Human Resources Service
Information Systems and Technology Service
Metropolitan Operations Service
Operations Support Service
Security and Emergency Management Service
State Operations Service
During 2018-19 there was the following change to the agency’s structure as a result of SAPOL’s major reform program implementing the District Policing Model (Stage 1).
In July 2018, six metropolitan Local Service Areas (LSAs) transitioned to four Districts.
Local Service Areas
This enhanced service-based reform has created larger and more flexible operational workgroups, better equalised demand for police services between operational Districts providing enhanced consistency to policing services and improved interoperability between Districts.
The Hon. Corey Wingard MP is the Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services and Minister for Sport, Recreation and Racing.
The Minister oversees SAPOL programs of Public Safety, Crime and Criminal Justice Services and Road Safety.
Grant Stevens is the Commissioner of Police, responsible for leading South Australia Police (SAPOL).
Major services reporting to the Commissioner include:
Linda Williams is the Deputy Commissioner, responsible for leading the operation of:
Stephen Johinke is the Director of Business Service, responsible for:
Scott Duval is the Assistant Commissioner of Crime Service, responsible for:
Peter Harvey is the Assistant Commissioner Governance and Capability Service, responsible for:
Linda Fellows is the Assistant Commissioner Human Resources Service, responsible for:
Hamish Cameron is the Director Information Systems and Technology, Service, responsible for:
Paul Dickson is the Assistant Commissioner Metropolitan Operations Service, responsible for:
Philip Newitt is the Assistant Commissioner Operation Support Service, responsible for:
Noel Bamford is the Assistant Commissioner Security and Emergency Management Service, responsible for:
Currently the position of Assistant Commissioner State Operations Service is being filled on a temporary basis. The position is responsible for:
Police Act 1998 and Police Regulations 2014
Firearms Act 2015
Hydroponics Industry Control Act 2009
Protective Security Act 2007
Public Assemblies Act 1972
Second-hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers 1996
Witness Protection Act 1996
South Australia Police continues to work collaboratively with other emergency service agencies and Department for Correctional Services to ensure community safety.