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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Build and maintain relationships with local communities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11973  Build and maintain relationships with local communities 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Visible Policing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-02-19  2006-02-09  SAQA 0146/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-02-09   2010-02-09  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
120479  Demonstrate understanding of community policing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons working in the safety and society environment by building and maintaining relationships with local community.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Explain the concept of community policing by applying the elements of community policing
  • Build relationships in policing with the local communities
  • Provide advise to the local communities and participate in joint policing and community projects
  • Maintain relationships with the local communities
  • Provide crime prevention advice to the local communities

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of any learner within the safety in society environment and more specifically within the policing discipline by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the safety in society environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • Functional mathematical, numerical and communication skills
  • Read, interpret and use of relevant forms 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard applies to persons who build and maintain relationships with local communities and provide advice on joint projects and crime prevention with a level of authority that allows them to take independent decisions. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the concept of community Policing by applying the elements of community Policing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The relevant legislation is explained and described in accordance with the organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The relevant legislation is applied in every day operations in accordance with the organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A brief overview of the origin of community policing are explained and described according to relevant legislations and organizational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The concept of community policing is explained according to organisational procedures and relevant legislations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The elements of community policing are identified and applied in community policing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The concept and elements of community policing are applied in the working environment according to organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Build relationships in policing with the local communities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The functioning and structures of the Community Policing Forums (CPF) are explained according to the relevant legislations and organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Newly appointed Community Policing Forum (CPF) members are inducted to ensure the understanding of the different roles to play. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Resources are provided to the community to ensure the success of the Community Policing Forums (CPF) according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Members of the Community Policing Forums (CPF) are encouraged to participate fully to ensure the success of the Community Policing Forum (CPF) according to organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Provide advise to the local communities and participate in joint policing and community projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Community Policing Forums (CPF) meetings are attended regularly to ensure the success of the Community Policing Forums (CPF). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Information is provided on crime to the Community Policing Forum (CPF) by highlighted problem areas according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The need for joint projects are determine to ensure that problems is solved according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Full support is given to the Community Policing Forum (CPF) to ensure transparency according to organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Maintain relationships with the local communities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Any problem areas identified by the members of the Community Policing Forum (CPF) are addressed according to community policing principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Feedback on progress on projects is provide to the Community Policing Forums (CPF) to ensure transparency according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Complaints and suggestions are adhered to, to ensure full participation from all members of the Community Policing Forum (CPF) according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Documentation is completed on the Community Policing Forums (CPF) according to community policing principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Practical crime prevention brochures are provided to identified role-players at Community Policing Forums (CPF) meetings according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Complaints related to crime prevention are handled, noted and special advice are provided according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Possible root causes are identified, verified and options selected to solve causes is selected according to organizational procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Crime prevention information/newsletters are compiled and distribute according to organizational procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Candidates are assessed against these assessment criteria. An assessor observes currently employed candidates carrying out their normal work duties. They may also be asked to carry out simulated tasks and to answer written and/or oral questions. Candidates studying towards a Unit Standard, and who are not currently employed, will also be assessed using variety of assessment tools.
    2. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
    3. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
    4. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures

    The standard describes competent performance in doing physical techniques that will enhance their job performance, and lay down the criteria by which competence should be judged, as well as the range of circumstances in which competence should be demonstrated.

    Integrated assessment methods and tools will allow the candidate to demonstrate that she/ he has acquired knowledge of and can safely and effectively apply competence identified in this unit standard.

    These tools include the following:
    _ In-site (on-the-job) observations
    _ Role-play simulations
    _ Structured group discussions
    _ Written reports (e.g. tests, exams, case studies, projects, registers, logbooks, workbooks)
    _ Verbal report backs (presentations)
    _ Portfolios of evidence
    _ Projects (physical visits to Government Departments)
    _ Experiential learning
    _ Working in teams
    _ Scenario sketching

    These methods must be carefully selected based on the purpose of the assessment (For example, the written method of assessing knowledge or on-job demonstration of practical competence). The assessment must integrate a number of different methods in order to give the assessor reliable and valid proof of competence and evidence of required attitudes. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • A comprehensive understanding of the relevant legislation, and procedures and practices.
  • A broad understanding of the legislation regarding community policing
  • A comprehensive understanding of the need for the establishment and maintenance of relationships with the local communities in policing
  • A basic understanding of the ways and methods used to establish and maintain relationships with the local communities 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in a critical and creative way in applying the provisions set out in organizational orders regarding community policing, under controlled circumstances, making a sound judgement of any given situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team in applying the provisions set out in organizational orders regarding community policing, under controlled circumstances, making a sound judgement of any given situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage oneself and one's personal activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information relevant in applying the provisions set out in organizational orders regarding community policing, making a sound judgement of any given situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand and apply a range of office management-related techniques, procedures and experimental approaches required in the different specific programmes leading up to this qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 120479, which is "Demonstrate understanding of community policing ", Level 5, 4 credits.

    Requirements of a portfolio

    Valid, reliable and authentic evidence (presented as a portfolio of evidence) from past achievements and experience, which serves to supplement the assessment of, applied competence.

    The portfolio may include inter alia:
    _ Written statements from persons (e.g. current and/or previous employer, colleague, peer, manager, external customers) confirming competence of the learner
    _ Relevant certificates or awards
    _ Previous assessment records
    _ Journals/logbook

    Level
    A learning programme leading to the award of this unit standard should develop learners who demonstrate:
    (1) A foundational knowledge base as indicated in the embedded knowledge component
    (2) An understanding of the discipline/field's fundamental terms, rules, concepts and principles
    (3) Familiarity with some of the essential procedures, operations and techniques of this field
    (4) An ability to use a range of procedures to solve routine problems
    (5) Basic information gathering, analysis and presentation skills
    (6) An ability to communicate and present information clearly and reliability following prescribed formats and conventions


    Supplementary Information:

    Specified Requirements
    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
    Criminal Procedure Act
    Constitution Act
    South African Police Service Act

    A glossary of terms about the terminology of:
    CONTEXT SPECIFIC
    Community Policing Policies and structure within policing environment 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Fundamental  20496   National Certificate: Policing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-02-09  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  48865   National Diploma: Policing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-12-02  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  48921   Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Traffic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2008-04-13  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49598   National Diploma: Paralegal Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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