SAPS is on a massive drive for new recruits – these are the requirements and how much they will earn

The South African Police Service (SAPS) has announced a massive employment drive to encourage young people to sign up as police officers. In a statement released on Tuesday (22 May), the SAPS said that it was targeting youths between the ages of 18 and 30, with notices published on the SAPS website and across a number of national, provincial and local newspapers. Deputy national commissioner of Human Resources Management in the SAPS, Lieutenant General Bonang Mgwenya, said that the drive was a fantastic opportunity for young South Africans who are promising,Read More

Gauteng’s Best And Worst Police Stations Revealed

Gauteng Police Commissioner Deliwe de Lange and her team presented the 2016/2017 crime statistics in the provincial legislature on Tuesday. Gauteng Police Commissioner Deliwe de Lange has singled out the Midrand Police Station as the worst performing station in Johannesburg. De Lange and her team presented the 2016/2017 crime statistics in the provincial legislature on Tuesday.

SITA admits there was irregularity in SAPS tender allegedly linked to Phahlane

The State Information Technology Agency (SITA) has admitted that a tender for police forensic light sources was irregular and says it has suspended a number of employees after an investigation.  The tender is one of many being investigated by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) as part of an investigation into alleged corruption against former acting national police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane. In a letter sent to acting National Police Commissioner General Lesetja Mothiba, IPID said it had discovered that a police service provider, Keith Keating, the owner of Forensic DataRead More

Greater effort needed to rid SAPS of cops involved in crime

Efforts need to be intensified to rid the South African Police Service (SAPS) of police officers involved in crime and thus terrorising communities, the South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) said on Sunday. The involvement of police officers in crime undermined the confidence that the public had in law enforcement, Sanco national spokesman Jabu Mahlangu said. READ: War on corruption must first be won within SAPS: Sanco This followed the arrest of three police officers and five other suspects by the Gauteng SAPS trio crimes task team (house and business robberies,Read More

Crime Chat Launches With Overwhelming Support

Crime Chat – a radio show launched on Monday to increase awareness of criminal activities and methodologies drew overwhelming support from the public. Midrand based Community Radio Mix 93.8 FM quietly launched the show on the Monday of a long weekend with a public holiday on Tuesday/Human Rights Day, yet the response and incoming calls to report suspected drug related activities, neighbourhood brothels,  locations of continually increasing traffic violations and noisy entertainment and club venues was overwhelming. The Crime Chat panel consisted of Captain Chetty, Midrand SAPS, Tanya Nyce, PRORead More

New technology to help SAPS tackle crime

The launch of the TETRA Digital Radio Communication System and the state-of-the-art 10111 Command Centre will assist the police to respond swiftly to the needs of community members in distress. The Command Centre was officially opened on Wednesday in the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan in the Eastern Cape as part of the annual celebration of National Police Day.   Police Minister Nathi Nhleko led the event.

How government plans to stop police killings in SA

Government is set to implement a tactical plan to prevent police killings. The National Tactical Response Plan is to be immediately implemented and will conduct on-site investigations assessing the circumstances of all officers who have been killed, Police Minister Nathi Nhleko announced on Thursday. “Station and relief commanders will ensure directives and standing orders regarding safety are implemented.

Taxpayers cough up R1bn for payouts in cases against the police

Taxpayers have coughed up more than R860 million over the past six years for payouts following civil claims against members of the South African Police Service. If settlement agreements entered into by the police since 2011 are also included, the amount increases to more than R1.04 billion. The SAPS’ annual contingency for civil claims in the past financial year was more than R312 billion. It was recently referred to in Parliament as “a safety net for police officers who can make or break as they like”.

Midrand cops accused of double bungle

Midrand police have come under fire after a prisoner died in custody and an attempted kidnapping was allegedly ignored by on-duty officers. Both incidents happened within the space of just a few days. The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has launched an investigation into the death of a man arrested for fraud and detained at the station. On July 8, the man was found in a pool of his own blood among other detainees.

11 wounded during shootout at Soshunguvhe Mall

Nine elderly bystanders and two security guards were shot and wounded during a cash heist at Soshunguvhe Mall on Wednesday morning‚ the SA Police Service (SAPS) said. Police believe that up to 10 armed suspects confronted Fidelity Security guards who were transporting money to a pension point. “The suspects fired shots randomly and managed to take a box with an undisclosed amount of cash‚” an SAPS statement said.

Cops lost 2 356 guns in 3 years

The police have lost a shocking 2 356 firearms in the past three years, Police Minister Nathi Nhleko revealed in a reply to a parliamentary question by the DA’s spokeswoman on police on Tuesday. Dianne Kohler Barnard’s question sparked the revelation of extreme negligence by public law-enforcement and raised renewed concerns of a hike in crime in a country with some of the world’s worst crime statistics, and where the number of murders committed is rising at an alarming rate.

Cops killed in dramatic highway shoot-out

A section of the N3 south in Modderfontein has been blocked off completely after three SA police service officers were shot at by unknown suspects, the Johannesburg metro police department said on Sunday. “Three SAPS members were shot. One apparently in the head, another in the leg and the other in the leg,” spokesperson Edna Mamonyane said.

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