Past eventResearch Event

Security Sector Reform and Non-State Policing in Africa

22 January 2008 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Chatham House, London


Professor Bruce Baker, Professor of African Security, Coventry University



The state police in Africa are generally small in number, urban based and lacking in skills and resources. Understandably most Africans look elsewhere for their everyday policing needs. Who are these non-state policing actors? Professor Baker, author of new book Multi-choice Policing in Africa, will offer an overview some of the multiplicity of actors who have a policing role in Africa, and suggest ways governments, developmental partners and others might better engage with them.