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

Plan and conduct various kinds of crime prevention patrols 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11986  Plan and conduct various kinds of crime prevention patrols 
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
120480  Demonstrate understanding of crime prevention  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons who plan and conduct various kinds of patrols to prevent crime.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Identify and explain relevant legislations for the planning and conducting various patrols to prevent crime
  • Plan various kinds of patrols to prevent crime
  • Conduct various kinds of patrols to prevent crime
  • Demonstrate and explain various kinds of patrols to ensure policing visibility

    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 plan and conduct various kind of patrols to prevent crime with a level of authority that allows them to take independent decision. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and explain relevant legislation for planning & conducting various patrols to prevent crime 

    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. The limitations, rights and powers of the official is explained and described in accordance with the Criminal Procedures Act and relevant organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The different legislation applicable to the conducting of various kind of patrols is explained and described according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Accountability in terms of relevant organisational policies and procedures are identified and explained related to the conducting of various kind of patrols to ensure crime prevention. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The need for conducting patrols must be taken into account as stipulated in the relevant legislations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan various kinds of patrols to prevent crime. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Various kinds of patrols refers to foot- and vehicle patrols. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Relevant and current criminal information is obtained according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Clarification on any information is sought according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Conclusions are drawn for information, which are objective, based on throughout evaluations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Areas of vulnerability to crime and public order flashpoints are accurately identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Community issues, concerns and options for addressing those concerns are identify according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Plans which optimise time spend are made and full account of the needs of the area is taken into account. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct various kinds of patrols to prevent crime. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Availability of equipment is confirmed and in working order. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Communication with colleagues are ensured and maintained according to organizational procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Communication includes radio communication.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Patrols is conducted according to the patrol plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Community relations are established and developed according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Information pertaining to criminal activities is gathered and appropriate reports are completed according to organizational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Threats to oneself and others are identified and assessed according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Opportunities to afford advice on crime prevention issues are identified and communicated to the local communities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate and explain various kinds of patrols to ensure policing visibility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Visible patrols are conducted according to organizational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Vehicle patrols - marked vehicles to be used
    Members must be dressed in uniform
    Identifications marks must be visible in the using of equipment in patrols
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Problems areas are patrolled more than others according to organizational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Problem areas as identified by the relevant organizations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Saturation patrols are performed in problem areas according to the organizational patrol plan. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Saturation patrols refer to different kind of patrols at one stage.
     


    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 the prevention of crime
  • A comprehensive understanding of the need for the conducting of various kind of patrols
  • A basic understanding of the ways and methods used to plan and conduct patrols 


  • 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 the use of force while conducting various kind of patrols, 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 the conducting of various kind of patrols, 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 the use of force while conducting various kind of patrols, 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 120480, which is ' Demonstrate understanding of crime prevention ', Level 5, 6 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
    Law of Evidence (chain of evidence)
    Constitution Act
    Common Law
    South African Police Service Act
    Statutory Law

    A glossary of terms about the terminology of
    CONTEXT SPECIFIC
    Organizational procedures refer to organizational procedural documents and policies
    Specifications, agreements and policies and procedures by organizations 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  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 
    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 


    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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