SOUTH AFRICA: RE-ENLISTMENT OF FORMER POLICE OFFICERS WORRIES SERVING OFFICERS

JOHANNESBURG, June 18 (NNN-SABC)--The South African Policing Union (SAPU) says it is concerned that allowing former police officers to return to their previous roles could dampen the morale of workers.

Acting National Police Commissioner Lesetja Mothiba has invited former police officers who wish to re-join the SAPS to apply.

The officers will be re-enlisted from between the ranks of Constable to Warrant Officers.

The focus of the re-enlistment process will be to improve capacity in different SAPS environments.

In a statement, National Police spokesperson Sally de Beer says the re-enlistment process is aimed at employing former officers who are dedicated to enhancing service delivery of the SAPS in terms of their experience, skills and knowledge.

However, those who left the service on retirement, through a dismissal or resigned pending the conclusion of a disciplinary enquiry as well as those who left the SAPS for more than 10 years will not be considered for re-enlistment.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK