14 August 2019 - NW263
Majozi, Ms Z to ask the Minister of Police
Whether he has a specific plan in place to deploy police officers in schools to provide the necessary assistance to learners and teachers, given the recent scourge of violence and killings at schools?
The South African Police Service (SAPS) does not have a plan to deploy static police officers at schools. However, the SAPS does have School Safety Officers, who are linked to schools.
The SAPS reacts to incidents, reported at schools and conducts operations in response to information received about schools. As part of the daily functions of the SAPS, frontline members conduct daily patrols at schools.
Annually, the SAPS, in collaboration with the Department of Basic Education, identifies problematic schools for the implementation of the School Safety Programme. The SAPS also conducts maintenance programmes at the schools where the School Safety Programme was previously implemented.
Reply to question 263 recommended/not recommended
NATIONAL COMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Reply to question 263 approved
GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
MINISTER OF POLICE