MASTER OF POLICING PRACTICE (OPTION 2) at Southern Business School Namibia

MASTER OF POLICING PRACTICE (OPTION 1) at Southern Business School Namibia at Southern Business School Namibia


The focus of the Master of Policing Practices programme is the formulation, design, conducting and completion of a research project in the field of management. Option 2 is Coursework & Mini-dissertation/Article

Entry Requirement

  • a STADIO formerly SBS Bachelor of Policing Practices Honours degree; or
  • a relevant postgraduate diploma*; or
  • a Bachelor Honours degree in a cognate field with an average mark of:

        Option 1: 65% for Research Based applications and

        Option 2: 55% for Coursework applications

(Intensive exposure to the various disciplines of management (at least 5 subjects) is required)

In addition, applicants need to:

  • Have minimum of four (4) years work experience in a managerial capacity;
  • Be proficient in English;
  • Be computer literate;
  • Have access to the internet;
  • Have access to a personal computer of laptop; and
  • Have conducted academic research before.
*Should an applicant apply with a postgraduate diploma in policing on NQF level 8 (minimum 120 credits), please note that he/she must also have a B-degree.

STADIO is committed to achieving inclusion and to overcome barriers to access and success in higher education. Applicants who do not meet the stated admission criteria, but who have relevant work experience and/or prior learning may apply for admission under the policy on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). STADIO admits a maximum of 10% per cohort via RPL. The implementation of RPL is context-specific, in terms of discipline, programme and level.  Further information may be obtained from your Student Recruitment Advisor.


  • This option consists of six modules (a maximum of three modules per semester).
  • All six modules must be completed before starting with the mini-dissertation.
  • The mini-dissertation must be based on one of the six modules.
  • Consists of a compulsory postgraduate induction session

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the four operational styles of policing?

The typology consists of four policing styles: professionals (officers possessing both passion and perspective), enforcers (officers possessing passion but not perspective), reciprocators (officers possessing perspective but lacking passion), and avoiders (officers who had neither passion nor perspective).

What are the 3 main strategies in police community relations?

The three key components of community policing strategies are organizational transformation, community partnerships, and shared problem solving.

What are the three distinct styles of policing?

Wilson discovered three distinctive styles of policing: the legalistic, the watchman, and the service styles. Police agencies with a legalistic orientation focused strictly on law enforcement activities, whereas those with a service style focused on providing needed services to residents and business owners.

What is the service style of policing?

Service style policing occurs in middle- and upper-class societies. Service police departments place a high emphasis on community opinion and public relations. Service-oriented policing places less emphasis on minor infractions and more focus on crimes that violate a citizen’s privacy, such as burglary and robbery.

What is traditional policing?

Under the traditional policing model, police are viewed as the primary guardians of public safety, whose primary responsibilities are to respond to reported and observed crimes, conduct investigations, identify suspects, and make arrests.

What is the role of community policing?

Community policing emphasizes proactive problem solving in a systematic and routine fashion. Rather than responding to crime only after it occurs, community policing encourages agencies to proactively develop solutions to the immediate underlying conditions contributing to public safety problems.

What is an example of community policing?

Common methods of community-policing include: Encouraging the community to help prevent crime by providing advice, talking to students, and encouraging neighborhood watch groups. Increased use of foot or bicycle patrols. Increased officer accountability to the communities they serve.

What are the roles of police?

The prime duty of the police is to prevent crime and disorder and the police must recognize that the test of their efficiency is the absence of both and not the visible evidence of police action in dealing with them.

What is the most effective form of policing?

The best-known active measure is conducting visible policing patrols in hot spots in an attempt to deter would-be criminals.

What is targeted policing?

A policing program designed to reduce violence at violent-crime hot spots by proactively targeting repeat offenders.

How is community policing best described?

Community policing is a philosophy that promotes organizational strategies that support the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as crime, social disorder, and fear of crime.

What does service style mean?

The service style determines the layout, menu, inventory, food prices and décor of the restaurant. The service style of a restaurant depends on your personal preferences, target market and location.

What is modern policing system?

Modern Policing is TRANSPARENT AND ACCOUNTABLE; that is, without compromising on-going investigations, police are to be publicly open in their actions, their policies, practices, discipline, and training methods — and when and how often they use force.

What is the importance of policing in every state?

Police typically are responsible for maintaining public order and safety, enforcing the law, and preventing, detecting, and investigating criminal activities. These functions are known as policing.

What is proactive approach to policing?

Proactive policing is the practice of deterring criminal activity by showing police presence.