Ms D Kohler-Barnard (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:
(1) How many police reservists have been recruited in each province since the moratorium on reservists had been lifted;
(2) whether there is a process in place by which police reservists are being recruited; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;
(3) whether there were any challenges in any provinces with regard to the recruitment of police reservists; if so, what (a) are these challenges and (b) is being done to mitigate these challenges?
No police reservists have been recruited since the moratorium on reservists had been lifted by the Minister of Police. The SAPS are currently reviewing the reservist systems and to adopt new enhanced criteria for the selection, recruitment and utilization of reservists in order to address shortcomings that were identified as part of the former reservist system. The Ministry of Police is also reviewing policy regarding this matter and the systems will need to speak to this policy.
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