The South African Police Services (Saps) says it needs 199 000 posts to be filled to work at optimum capacity but say they are unable to fill 3000 of those posts due to budgetary constraints.
General Secretary at The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) Nkosinathi Theledi says the union is deeply concerned about this.
He says more posts are needed as the country grows
What we should be hearing is the increase on the post establishment of the police because of the population of the country continues to grow. The intention is to increase the post establishment so that we deal with crime effectively.— Nkosinathi Theledi, General Secretary at the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU)
Theledi goes on to say training and skills of police recruits should be emphasised and adjusted to adapt with the times.
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