Parliamentary Question: DoP: New basic Police training

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Mrs L S Chikunga (ANC) to ask the Minister of Police:
(1) Whether the new basic Police training that will be introduced in 2011 will deal with the issue of discipline in order to produce disciplined, better skilled and patriotic SA Police Service members; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

(2) whether the trainers have received training on this new curriculum; if not, why not; if so, (a)(i) when and (ii) how were they trained and (b) what are the further relevant details?

The Minister of Police:
(1)Yes.

The reviewed Basic Training Curriculum includes a Module on Professional Conduct. This modules covers;

Patriotism

Discipline

Drill (salute & compliment)

These aspects will ensure a disciplined, skilled and patriotic police official.

To improve the skills of learners more time has been allocated to equip learners policing.

The methodology of problem based learning is introduced in the reviewed Curriculum.
(2)The train-the-trainer programme is currently in progress.

The Learning Areas on orientation to SAPS, Law, Street Survival and Community Service Centre started in October 2010 and will be completed in December 2010.

The Learning Areas on Crime Investigation and Crime prevention have been scheduled from February 2011 to March 2011 since there are some trainers who train across Learning Area and also because of time constraints.

The trainers are trained by subject matter experts in Content & Methodology.



Monitoring and Evaluation will be conducted by Research & Curriculum Development, ETD: Standards and Basic Training Police Development.