The ANC has resolved that there should be a single police service, President Jacob Zuma said in Midrand, Johannesburg on Friday.
All security services would be under the control of the SA Police Service (SAPS), Zuma, who is also African National Congress president, said in his closing address at the party's national policy conference.
This was one of the resolutions taken during commissions on the ANC's policy discussion document on "Peace and Stability".
Delegates also resolved that street committees would be set up.
"Street committees should be established and controlled by the ANC," said Zuma.
The four-day policy conference also reaffirmed the separation of powers.
"The branches of the state are equal parties entrusted with distinct Constitutional powers," he said.
"No branch is superior to others."
Zuma said the executive, legislature and judiciary should work together.
Recommendations made at the ANC's policy conference will be taken to the party's national elective conference in December, where they will be adopted.