Welcome to APRN
The African Police Resource Network (APRN) is a virtual resource which provides access to information relevant to public police and its reform in Africa.
The aim of the website is to make readily accessible resources on Africa's public police. Such resources include: relevant peace agreements, legislation, policy documents, publications on country specific police organisations, conference proceedings and some crime information.
An annotated bibliography of (mostly scholarly) publications on African policing provides a useful overview of key publications on Africa’s public police. Please access the bibliography here >>>
The website also aims to contribute to information sharing among scholars and practitioners by providing a resource directory with information on research and policy networks active in the field of public police in Africa through our links page which you can access here >>>>
A Resource Directory with contact details of networks/agencies active in the research and policy fields of African police includes state-based and civil society organisations located at the national, regional and transnational level. Please access an electronic version of the directory here >>>>
An Audit of Police Oversight in Central African Countries 2008 has recently been published. Please access the report here >>>>
Recent Reports on Police in Africa:
Dealing with Africa’s abusive Police and Security forces - Reforming security institutions to support democracies. April 2009 Access the report here >>>>
Post Conflict Police Reform in South Africa and other African Countries. Yvette Geyer, IDASA. Access the report here >>>>
DRC Police Reform Website: http://www.reformedelapnc.org
Search through documents relating to individual countries by clicking on a country name in the list to the right or by clicking on a country in the map.