Published: 24 November 2016
The news that local residents can apply to become reservists in assisting the SAPS towards the fight against crime, was well received during Monday’s public meetings which was held in both Gansbaai and Pearly Beach.
The acting National Commissionet, Lt Gen Phahlane has approved the recruiting of reser-vists to assist the SAPS on a voluntary basis.
A reservist performs voluntary duty in the SAPS without any expectation of receiving compensation for such duty.
Basic appointment requirements:
Residency: is a South African citizen by birth;
Age: at least 20 years and below 50 years of age of which documentary proof must be furnished;
Medical evaluation: completes a health questionnaire determine by the National Commissioner, at his or her own cost, that is confirmed by a registered medical practitioner;
Fitness: is medically mentally and physically fit to perform the duties of a Reservist;
Character: is of good and sound character, for which positive background enquiries must be obtained;
Psychometric assessment: fits the psychometric profile and has successfully completed any other test that may be determined by the National Commissioner;
Qualification: is in possession of at least a senior certificate (Grade 12) or has successfully completed a SAQA accredited NQF level 4 qualification of which documentary proof must be provided;
Language proficiecy: is able to speak, read and write at least two official languages, of which one must be English;
Vetting process: allow his or her fingerprints and DNA sample to be taken; completes an assessment questionnaire; is vetted or screened;
Training: is prepared to undergo such training as may be determined by the National Commissioner;
Prescribed oath: is prepared to take the oath of office;
Retirement age: understands that his or her services may be terminated at the age of 60;
Employment: applicants who are employed will receive pre-ference (provides proof of employment);
Proof of residence: provides proof of his or her residential address;
Criminal record: does not have a criminal record or any criminal or departmental cases pending against him or her (all criminal or departmental cases must be declared);
Tattoo: does not have any tattoo marks of which will be visible if the person wears uniform, and that is irreconcilable with the objectives of the Service.
Application forms can be collected at Gansbaai SAPS. Once all documents have been completed, the application can be returned to Gansbaai SAPS, or send it to:
Centre Western Cape, 1st floor Customs House,
Lower Heerengracht Street, Cape Town.
For attention: Lt Col Visser.
Tel: (021) 467 8388.