PAST IMPS-SA CONFERENCES

View the topics and findings from past conferences and view the photo gallery of our past events.

Conference CD’s

Conference CD’s are available containing comprehensive presentations by professional speakers.

  • 2003 – Pretoria,
  • 2004 – Buffalo City
  • 2005 – Stellenbosch
  • 2006 – Royal Bafokeng Rustenburg
  • 2007 – Nelson Mandela Bay Port Elizabeth
  • 2008 – Cape Town
  • 2009 – Tlokwe City Council, Potchefstroom
  • 2010 – Mossel Bay
  • 2011 – Mthatha
  • 2012 – Club Mykonos, Langebaan, West Coast

Cost : R300-00 each
Enquiries : Executive Officer IMPS-SA;
(T) : 021 – 8871431; (F) : 086 658 7635; e-Mail : impssa@gmail.com

Past Conference Highlights

  • 2003 – Pretoria
    • Small Things Do Matter : The Policing of By Laws
    • Integration of Diverse Safety & Security Functions : Dreaming the Impossible
    • Crime Prevention – Technical Support
    • The Art & Practice of Whistle-blowing : Policing Corruptions
    • Leadership in Local Authorities
    • Living in an Enclaved Society : Practical Implications of Environmental Design
    • SALGA
  • 2004 – Buffalo City
    • Word of Welcome : Mayor of Buffalo City
    • Keynote Address : Practicality of Law Enforcement at Local Government Level
    • The Traffic Officer’s role in Crime Prevention
    • Viability of a Criminal Investigation Unit in Local Government
    • The Relevance of Section 49(2) for Local Government Law Enforcers : A Burden or Asset?
    • By Law Enforcement
    • The Need for a Long term Crime Prevention Strategy for South Africa
    • The Availability and Abuse of Liquor in Crime Causation
    • The Role of the Law Enforcement Officer in Addressing Tourism Safety
    • The Value of Appropriate Training in By-Law Enforcement
    • The Role of the Municipal Courts in Law Enforcement
    • The Essence of Sector Policing in Creating, Maintaining and Managing of a Safe Environment
    • The President’s Report
    • Resolutions
  • 2005 – Stellenbosch
    • Opening & Welcome
    • Quality Municipal Services through appropriate By Laws and Enforcement Services
    • Vicarious Liability for the Man in Uniform and the Impact upon Local Government
    • Land Invasion Management
    • The Need for Water Preservation and the Law Enforcement Role
    • Executive Mayor’s Banquet Speech
    • Impact upon Local Government pertaining the New Liquor Act
    • Recognition of Professional Bodies by SALGA
    • Managing Contract Security
    • Policing (Law Enforcement) stray animals on National Roads
  • 2006 – Royal Bafokeng Rustenburg, Royal Bafokeng Municipality, Phokeng, Rustenburg.   Conference Theme:  ’11 Years into Democracy – Best Practice Model for Local Government Safety & Security’   
    • Keynote Address
    • The Pro’s and Con’s of one Local Government Service
    • Court Scenario
    • Pro’s and Con’s of a Municipal Court
    • Communication Techniques for Surveillance Applications
    • Informal Trading & Law Enforcement
    • Land Invasion Act
    • IDP as a Mechanism towards achieving acceptance for Safety & Security
    • Enforcement Role of Local Government pertaining NEW LIQUOR ACT
    • By-Laws & Law Enforcement as Managerial and Educational Tools
    • Achieving National Recognition for academic and practical training
    • Managing Contract Security in a Local Authority
    • Urgent need for Special training in Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • 2007 – Nelson Mandela Bay Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela Metro Municipality.  Conference Theme:   ‘A Quest for Leadership in Law Enforcement for the New Millennium’
    • Welcome speech – IMPS-SA president1
    • Opening & Welcome – Executive Mayor NMMM
    • Political Leadership Today – Hammer or Clout?
    • Requirements for Leadership in Public Safety – MEC Eastern Cape
    • What do we really need: Leaders or Managers?
    • Municipal Councillors as Leaders
    • Local Government Law Enforcement: Addressing Problems instead of Crime
    • Measuring the Improbable: Leadership Success in Law Enforcement
    • Keeping an eye on 2010: Events management through force multiplying
    • Viability of one national radio network for public safety and municipal Services
    • Promotional pyramid & Job descriptions for municipal Law Enforcement
    • The role of SALGA for a safer RSA
    • Establishing a metro/municipal police force (option 1) versus Establishment of a policing service utilising municipal law enforcement officers (Option 2)
    • Development of appropriate training for leaders in public safety – municipal councillors, management & the officer on the beat / the way forward for IMPS-SA with ISGAD & Mitanoya training colleges
    • Ethical standards for leadership : principles & evaluation
  • 2008 – Cape Town, City of Cape Town.  Conference Theme:  ‘Cooperation in the Safety & Security Environment:  A Professional smoke-screen of a functional reality?’   
    • Expected standards and requirements for the safety & security environment: Interdepartmental cooperation at local government level essential – Ms Helen Zille1.
    • Future Community safety & security requirements: Will inter-governmental cooperation with the private sector help?
    • Safety & Security: Is a functional partnership possible?
    • Part 2: Perspective from the private sector
    • Duties of municipalities pertaining mass action and unrest eruptions within their areas of jurisdiction: non-performing municipalities risk enforcement of the mandamus principle by the public
    • Practical steps to achieve a sharing of municipal radio trunking systems with the private sector
    • Curriculating for functional cooperation in the safety and security environment
    • The role of the safety & security MMC and Portfolio chairperson (Public Safety)
    • Functional integration: A Quest for professionalism or for de-specialisation?
    • The need for executive mayors and municipal managers to apply assertive leadership that entrenches and inspires appropriate responses to situations by their law enforcement resources
  • 2009 – Tlokwe City Council, Potchefstroom, Tlokwe Municipality;  Potchefstroom.  Conference Theme: ‘ Striving for Professionalism in Municipal Law Enforcement’
    • Striving towards professionalism: enhancing efficiency, productivity and effectiveness in municipal law enforcement.
    • What does professionalism mean in relation to municipal law enforcement?
    • Implementation strategy – municipal law enforcement.
    • The identification and addressing of corruption in a municipal environment.
    • Accelerating a reduction in rampant crime in the RSA.
    • Integrated municipal security systems.
    • Role of a crime related computer data base during crime prevention operations: shared database between law enforcement agencies for daily operational use.
    • Achieving effective management within local government through fullest cooperation with the political will.
    • VIP security for local government.
    • Integrated municipal firearms management.
    • Greater use of public/private partnerships in law enforcing and financial assistance from government.
    • Practical bylaws for 2010 (FIFA).
  • 2010 – Mossel Bay, Diaz Hotel, Mossel Bay.    Conference Theme:  ‘Municipal Law Enforcement: ‘ Doing the Right things Right’
  • 2011 – Mthatha, KSD Municipality, Mthatha.   Conference Theme:  ‘Successful Service Delivery by Municipal Public Safety’  
  • 2012 – Athene Conference Centre, Club Mykonos, Langebaan.   Conference Theme:  ‘Best Practices for Municipal Public Safety’
  • 2013 – Krugersdorp Game Reserve, Mogale City.   Conference Theme:  ‘Municipal Public Safety: Overcoming the Challenges’2013 – Krugersdorp Game Reserve, Mogale City.   Conference Theme:  ‘Municipal Public Safety: Overcoming the Challenges’
  • 2014 – Krugersdorp Game Reserve, Mogale City.   Conference Theme:  ‘Municipal Public Safety:  ‘Doing the Right Things Right’
  • 2015 – Mpekweni Beach Resort, Port Alfred.  Conference Theme: ‘ Leading from the front: Municipal Public Safety’ 
  • 2016 – Bitou Municipality, Piesang Valley Hall, Plettenberg Bay. Conference Theme: ‘Excellent Practices in Municipal Public Safety’2017 – Protea Hotel & Conference Venue, Techno Park, Stellenbosch. Conference Theme:  ‘Understanding and applying the Powers for Municipal Public Safety Officers Throughout the RSA’
  • 2017 Conference – Understanding and Applying the Powers For Municipal Public Safety Officers throughout the RSA
  • 2018 Conference – Municipal Public Safety: Serving All the People in the RSA