South Australia Police (SAPOL) is an administrative unit established under the Public Sector Act 2009 and operates under a legislative framework prescribed by the Police Act 1998. SAPOL is responsible to the Minister for Police.
The functions of SAPOL are to:
- uphold the law
- preserve the peace
- prevent crime
- assist the public in emergency situations
- coordinate and manage responses to emergencies
- regulate road use and prevent vehicle collisions.