The Institute for Municipal Public Safety of Southern Africa unequivocally stands for all involved in the sphere of municipal public safety in Southern Africa – municipal policing, municipal By-law enforcement, municipal security services and City Police within local government.

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Organisational Structure

The National Council consists of 15 elected members, co-opted members, the outgoing president, chairpersons of regional councils, Political-Will councillors and an Adviser on professional and related matters.

Training Offered

National Training is developed for Municipal Law Enforcement Officers by Educational Institutions in consultation with IMPS-SA towards urgent capacitating of the profession.

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Membership is as inclusive as possible, and is also extended to other functionaries such as health inspectors, building inspectors, fire safety officers and technical personnel appointed as law enforcement officers.
The institute negotiates with higher authority for the promotion of the profession and also serves as a platform for contact, discussion and negotiation with various authority bodies.

our aim

IMPS-SA has as main objectives to:

Uphold Establishment

Establish Municipal Public Safety within the local sphere of government as a profession in its own right.

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Publicise and promote the image of the public safety profession.

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Undertake research, convene conferences, symposia and seminars on matters and problems of interest to the members of the Institute, their employers and the public.

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Training & Promotion

Through recognised academic institutions develop and/or arrange training for the profession. As a governing body, create the pyramid for promotion.

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membership packages and pricing table

What members receive:

Group Members

Registration R1,500
R 1000 /yr

Group of persons or a Registered company or Close Corporation wishing to become a member

Individual Members

Registration R200
R 150 /yr

Continual striving by IMPS-SA in line with SALGA National to update development of Training Standards towards establishment of Nat Qualifications (NQF4-PhD)

Associate Members

Registration R200
R 150 /yr

Persons who are not directly employed by a municipality in the profession of Municipal Public Safety and who can contribute to the objects of the Institute

IMPS Annual Conferences

Each year IMPS hosts a conference for all our members. It is the highlight of the municipal calendar across the country. We have been hosting conferences since 2003 with the idea of inspiring, uplifting and educating our members on latest must-know information and training within the public safety sector.

COuncillors & admin

IMPS-SA is a national organisation and National Councillors are elected by and from its members. The current management team as follows:


IMPS-SA President

Mrs Desiree Isaacs

Mrs Desiree Isaacs

Vice President

Mr Thulani V Mkhabela

Mr Thulani V Mkhabela

Vice President

Mr Phepheng W Nchefu

Mr Phepheng W Nchefu

Immediate Past President

Latest news

Keep in touch with the all the latest news and events.
20 Apr
Message of Support – COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about various challenges within the Safety and Security en...


A successful and fruitful meeting took place on Tuesday, 10 March 2020 between the Institute...

Cape Town Civic Centre
Municipal Public Safety Mini-Conference, Cape Town


Full Day Event: 23 October 2019 –...

New IMPS-SA Members Ceres
New Members Welcomed


Under the leadership of Chief: Traffic Services & Law Enforcement Servic...


Feedback from past Conference Attendees
Congratulations on a well-organised and highly informative IMPS-SA Conference

Ms Mapule Letshweni

Director of Knowledge Management and Municipal Innovations in the Office of the SALGA National CEO

IMPS-SA Conference 2019 in Mpumalanga was tops - once again extremely well organised and speaker topics most informative.

Mr Danny Minnaar

Director Tshwane Metro Police

Apart from the 2019 Conference being enjoyable in its entirety, the exhibits displayed new ideas and modern concepts. The "Demo Shoot" and Simulator for firearm training organised by Southern Sky Ops proved a huge success and delegates participated enthusiastically.

Mr Richard Meyer

Manager Public Safety & Disaster Management, Knysna Municipality

Once again .... IMPS-SA Annual National Conference - a great and successful event! The speakers' topics were very informative. (2018)

Mr J Friedlander

Deputy Chief of Police Ekurhuleni Metro Police

'The 2018 conference was incredibly well organised. Presentations facilitated exposure for the delegates to modern concepts and new ideas. Well done!

Mr OB Mkhombo

Director: Public Safety Greater Tzaneen Municipality

Always a pleasure to attend and exhibit at the IMPS-SA Conferences. Venue was ideal! Will be back next year. (2018)

Nicky Bernhard

MD: Bernhard Agencies (Glock) Exhibitor

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