Following a parliamentary briefing before the Police Oversight Committee, it has emerged that many SAPS stations in the county are ill-equipped to handle cases of domestic violence and abuse.
The exercise aimed to ensure the stations were equipped to deal with domestic violence cases, came out with results which showed quite the opposite.
Amongst other provinces, Limpopo has noted a poor working relationship between SAPS officials and social workers.
Similarly, the Western Cape has identified ineffective handover processes at some police stations as well as the lack of trained personnel.
Police Committee Chairperson Francois Beukman says secretariat representatives need to return within a month to report on viable solutions.
“They should ensure that there’s coordination, synergy between the different role players and monitor the SAPS in terms of adherence and performance.”
He adds innovative methods need to be explored to bridge financial constraints.