03 June 2021 - NW1043
Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police
1. Whether any screening of SA Police Service members is taking place for placement in the anti-gang unit; if not, why not; if so, what are the criteria for such placement;
(1) and (2) Yes, screening is taking place and includes profiling, disciplinary screening, criminal record screening and an lnkwazi search. The following minimum requirements/criteria are applicable for the placement of members, in the Anti-Gang Units:
Must be in possession of a valid driver's licence.
Must undergo psychometric testing.
Competence In system-related courses (Investigation Case Docket Management System (ICDMS)/Case Administration System (CAS), Circulations/Criminal Record Information Management (CRIM) System/firearm competence, etc.).
A minimum of one year investigation experience.
Placement is subject to six month’s probation, where screening of the member wlll be compulsory;
Must be subjected to a Net Worth Analysis and Financial Disclosure is compulsory.
May be subjected to a Lifestyle Audit at any time.
Vetting at the level of secret to be done.
Must not be a member of a gang or have any gang-related tattoos.
Same as above for visible Policing, with the Inclusion of the following requirements:
Must be a Detective with Detective Service Training (Detective Course, Dete4ive Learning Programme (DLP), Resolving of Crime (ROC), etc.
Commanders should have undergone a Detective Commanders Course.
Commanders should have a minimum of three years management experience within the Detective Service;
(3) Various media statements have been made, pertaining to the establishment of the Anti-Gang Units and I the need arises, further statements to this effect, will be released.
Reply to question 1043 recommended
GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Reply to question 1043 approved/not approved
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
MINISTER OF POLICE