An Audit of Police Oversight in Africa is a comprehensive audit of police oversight in every country on the African continent. The audit provides insight into the diversity of police oversight in Africa and the challenges it faces. Through this publication APCOF also seeks to highlight the importance of policing oversight in its ongoing efforts to promote reform or transform police agencies into organisations that are effective and efficient but also respectful of peoples’ and human rights.
APCOF is a network of African policing practitioners drawn from state and non-state institutions. It is active in promoting police reform through civilian oversight over policing. It believes that the broad values behind establishment of civilian oversight is to assist in restoring public confidence; develop a culture of human rights, integrity and transparency within the police; and promote good working relationship between the police and the community. It achieves its goal through raising awareness, sharing information on police oversight and providing technical assistance to civil, society, police, and new and emerging oversight bodies in Africa.