Department of Police Practice

Mrs J Berning

College of Law
School of Criminal Justice
Department: Police Practice
Tel: 011 471 2391


M-Tech: Forensic Investigation (UNISA)
NHD: Police Administration (UNISA)
NHD: Post School Education (UNISA)

Currently teaching

  • Crime Prevention Principles II
  • Module A (POL2601)
  • Module B (POL2602)
  • Supervision of masters students

Fields of academic interests

  • Police management and leadership
  • Policing in South Africa and other African countries
  • Preventing crime against the youth and women
  • Metro policing and crime prevention


Joey has lectured in Police Administration, Police Management and Policing at the former Technikon SA since 1990. She resigned from the South African Police Service as a lieutenant after thirteen years of service.   She is a member of the Institute of People Management (IPM), the South African Association of Public Administration and Management (SAAPAM), a member of the board of the Criminological and Victimological Association of Southern Africa (CRIMSA) and a Chartered HR practitioner of the South African Board for Personnel Practice (SABPP). 

She serves on the College of Law’s Recreation and Welfare Committee. Joey has presented at conferences and published in books, including the Focus on Management Principles: A Generic Approach (Juta) and Smart Policing (New African Education).  She was involved with the training of students in Swaziland, Sudan and tutors in Ethiopia.