Established in 2005, South Sudan Police Service (SSPS) has been and is still the principal law enforcement and criminal justice agency of the Republic of South Sudan. It is one of the government agencies under the Ministry of Interior.
Among the major functions of the SSPS are the protection of life and property, prevention, detection and investigation of crime, arrest, detention, and prosecution of suspected criminals, and maintenance of public order.
Structure of the South Sudan Police Service
The headquarters of the Ghana Police Service is located in Juba and headed by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), currently Gen Majak Akec Malok. Following the IGP in the hierarchy is the Deputy Inspector General of Police, James Pui Yak who assists in supervising the operations of the entire service across the nation.
To promote the efficiency of its operations and delivery, the South Sudan Police Service is further classified into 9 Departments in each of its Regional Divisions. These include:
1. Criminal Investigation Department
2. Motor Traffic and Transport Directorate
3. Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit
4. The Police college
5. Police Regional training School
6. Works and Housing
7. Public Relations Department
8. Community Policing
9. Immigration Department
Each of the Regional Divisions is headed by a Regional Commander who oversees the affairs of the above special units as well as the divisions and the stations under its jurisdiction.
When and How to Contact the SSPS
Based on the provisions of the constitution, the South Sudan Police Service operates on democratic policing principals. The Service is therefore mandated to be open to complaints and reports for 24 hours of everyday.
While it is generally advised to contact the police whenever there is a threat to life or property, here are some of the specific situations that call for the SSPS to be alerted;
Burglary and robber attack
Mob attack and other forms of physical assault
Domestic violence and sexual abuse
Detection of suspicious activity or criminal hideout
Reporting of Missing or wasted persons
Loss of Passport or Nationality card
In emergency situations, call 777 (toll free for all networks. Make sure you know your location when calling in emergency situations as this is paramount or rather indispensable for a quick police rescue response. Also, endeavor to provide other necessary information required of you and follow given instructions religiously.
Alternatively, you can reach out to:
SSPS Headquarters, Buluk Ministry road near South Sudan Hotel
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