"This paper looks at one dominant realm of governance that makes up modern policing, i.e.the environmental realm,and particularly the policing activity known as environmental crime management. This paper seeks to discuss these two variables and especially look at the role of environmental policing in Africa. This will be done in terms of the eastern African cultural, political and security setting, since environmental policing, like general policing, does not operate in a vacuum. The public good known as the ‘environment’ is also a complex phenomenon that lies at the heart of the cultural, political and economic contexts of people’s livelihoods. This in part explains the environment’s securitisation in the continent."