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National 30.4.2017 12:07 pm

JMPD recruiting 1500 officers, ‘creating jobs while curbing crime’

JMPD officers. Picture: Christine Vermooten

JMPD officers. Picture: Christine Vermooten

The city of Joburg says the additional number of officers will improve police visibility as well.

The Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) is searching for 1500 men and women to undergo training, and after they successfully complete the training course they will stand a chance to become metro police officers, the city said on Sunday.

“I am searching for men and women who have the highest sense of justice and integrity to join [the] JMPD to serve and protect the residents of Joburg,” mayoral committee member for safety Michael Sun said.

This recruitment was the public safety department’s first step under the new administration to not only enhance visible policing, but to also create jobs for men and women who might either be unemployed or searching for a meaningful way to contribute to society, he said.

“With an additional 1500 officers deployed in the city we are certain that visible policing will be more tangible and effective in curbing crime.”

Applicant had to be a South African citizen living in the jurisdiction of Johannesburg; between the age of 18 to 35; in possession of a valid senior certificate (grade 12 or NQF level 4 equivalent); proficient in English; in possession of a valid code B manual transmission driver’s licence; physically and mentally fit and be able to subject oneself to successfully complete a pre-training fitness test; cleared of and have no criminal record and/or civil judgment relating to fraud and/or corruption; and be prepared to carry a firearm and perform duties in uniform.

“We look forward to the brave men and women in the city answering this call of honour and becoming a member of the elite law enforcement of the city,” Sun said.

People wanting to apply could obtain more details from Luyanda Longwe, stakeholder relations officer: office of the MMC for public safety, on email luyandalo@joburg.org.za or call 082-875-6299.

April 30 - The Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) is searching for 1500 men and women to undergo training, and after they successfully complete the training course they will stand a chance to become metro police officers. Photo: Supplied

April 30 – The Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) is searching for 1500 men and women to undergo training, and after they successfully complete the training course they will stand a chance to become metro police officers. Photo: Supplied

– African News Agency (ANA)

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