General Khehla John Sitole National Commissioner of the South African Police Service
General Khehla John Sitole has been appointed National Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS).
General Sitole has more 31 years' experience in the SAPS, having joined in 1986.
General Sitole has served in various rank structures starting as student and receiving basic training in 1986.
He has occupied various senior management positions including those of Provincial Commissioner of the Free State, Deputy National Commissioner of the SAPS and prior to his appointment as National Commissioner, Divisional Commissioner of Protection and Security Services.
General Sitole conceptualised and developed the Free State Crime Prevention Strategy, which has been integrated with the National Development Plan, as well as the Northern Cape Youth Crime Prevention Strategy which won an international award, among others.
General Sitole also designed the Fusion Centre Concept, which is the first-of-its-kind and brings both the strategic and operational dimensions together through multi-disciplinary collaboration.This concept was placed at the centre of the Provincial Crime Prevention Strategy as a platform for coordination.