Briefing Paper

Addressing the Challenges of Law Enforcement in Africa Policing in Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Zambia

“Policing lies at the heart of any effective criminal justice system, and many of the challenges faced by judicial systems in Africa directly confront police forces on a
daily basis. Increasing populations and rising crime rates confronted by under-resourced police forces reduce the
capacity of the police to prevent and investigate crime.This research has attempted to identify the structural and institutional weaknesses of contemporary policing in three African states,with the aim of making recommendations to increase its effectiveness. In this policy brief the status of policing in the three states is reviewed in the light of the results of
the research.”