JMPD has a
new Police Chief!
Mayor Herman Mashaba announced the appointment of David Tembe as the new police
chief of the Johannesburg Metro Police Department.
reported for duty on 2 January 2017.
Public safety career began in 1981 as a paramedic with the Johannesburg
Emergency Services (EMS).
became a Superintended in 1989, and in 1999 was appointed acting Director in
charge of the EMS Academy.
appointed Director of Operations in 2001, where he was responsible FOR leading
the 26 city fire stations.
Tembe was appointed acting Chief of the Emergency Management Services, where
under his stewardship, the URBAN Search and Rescue was established and
represented South Africa during Algeria and Iran’s disasters.
serving for close to 20 years with the EMS, Tembe was appointed Director of
Operations for the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) in 2003.
his time with JMPD, he was awarded and commended by the National Department of
Transport for innovation and excellence in Traffic Law Enforcement. In 2011,
Tembe was appointed National Chief of Traffic (RTMC) until he resigned to
pursue a career as a consultant in Law Enforcement in 2013.
a National Diploma in Personnel Management, Metro policing, FBI Law Enforcement
Executive Leadership (Virginia, USA). He has also attended seminars on Law
Enforcement Leadership in the USA since 2009.
every confidence in Mr Tembe’s abilities and look forward to working with him
as we run a corruption free City that respects the rule of law and stimulates
economic growth for our people,” Mashaba said.