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Annual report 2018-19 - Risk management

Risk and audit at a glance

The SAPOL Audit and Risk Committee provide timely, independent and objective advice to the Commissioner of Police to assist in discharging his responsibilities as they relate to SAPOL’s management systems. The committee reports on internal audit controls, ensuring corporate risks have been identified and addressed, while fostering an ethical and accountable environment within SAPOL. The committee meet on a regular basis reporting to the Commissioner of Police as required. During the 2018-19 period this committee has met on five occasions.

Fraud detected in the agency

Category/nature of fraud

Number of instances

Theft by Deception (fraud) offences


NB: Fraud reported includes actual and reasonably suspected incidents of fraud.

Strategies implemented to control and prevent fraud

Ongoing comprehensive audit practices detect any fraudulent behaviour.

An overarching SAPOL Audit and Risk Committee comprising of SAPOL Executive and an independent external member, acts as a coordinated corporate committee working across SAPOL to ensure risks have been identified and foster an ethical and accountable environment. The Committee advises the Commissioner on matters of accountability and internal control affecting operations of SAPOL.

A dedicated Audit and Risk Management Section (ARMS) maintain the strategic oversight of fraud and related matters that are reported to the Anti-Corruption Branch or the Ethical and Professional Standards Branch. In addition, they perform targeted random audits of critical SAPOL service areas such as police cells, police stations, financial management and property issues.

Data for previous years is available at:

Whistle-blowers disclosure

Number of occasions on which public interest information has been disclosed to a responsible officer of the agency under the Whistleblowers Protection Act 1993:


Data for previous years is available at: