Saps task force regarded as one of the best in the world

How well-prepared and trained are our members of the Saps Task Force? Do they sit around waiting to be deployed at situations like the stand-off at Nyanga Junction shopping centre last week or do they also work as ordinary police until they're called to action?

READ: Suspect killed after 12-hour Nyanga Shoprite hostage drama

Gareth Newham, head of crime and justice at the Institute for Security Studies sheds some light into the business of the task force and past partnerships with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

They have got a specific component that does research and development on the latest tactics, on developments internationally and dealing with high risk situations. So they are very proactive in how they go about the work in making sure that they managing partnerships so that they can do the best job that they can.

Gareth Newham, head of crime and justice at the Institute for Security Studies

Newham says the task force is regarded internationally as one of the best in the world.

It's incredibly difficult to become a member of the special task force. They typically have between 450-490 applications with each intake but out of those only 100 usually, make it into the selection process and at the very end, only 20 people make it through to start the training of the special task force.

Gareth Newham, head of crime and justice at the Institute for Security Studies

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