WATCH | Cops caught on camera: The good, the bad and all the dance moves
When SAPS officers, metro police and traffic officers came under attack by members of the public this year the videos caused a national outcry.
However there were some lighter moments caught on camera. Dorah the dancing traffic officer was a hit and so was the awkward marriage proposal facilitated by members of the SAPS.
Here is a roundup of some of the best footage of 2017.