Sunday, August 26, 2007

DA- many SAPS station commissioners not trained

By Celeste Ganga
26 August 2007

The South African Police Service (SAPS) began restructuring in 2005, yet the Democratic Alliance says that significant numbers of station commissioners have not yet been fully trained.

“The SAPS gave public assurances that those station commissioners removed from office would be replaced by high quality personnel, “ says DA Spokesperson on Safety and Security, Dianne Kohler Barnard.

The DA says that according to a document released to the Portfolio Committee on Safety and Security last week, large numbers of station commissioners across the country remain untrained.

“There are six station commissioner training modules available that cover topics such as community service, crime prevention, crime detection, communication , management and operational commanders training, “ says Kohler Barnard.

The DA will be submitting parliamentary questions to the Minister to gain further clarity on this unacceptable state of affairs.


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