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

Deal with suspects in the investigation of an alleged crime 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11992  Deal with suspects in the investigation of an alleged crime 
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 "Reregistered" 
2006-02-14  2008-02-06  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-02-06   2012-02-06  

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
253990  Handle suspects in the investigation of an alleged crime  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons related to the safety in society environment in the dealing with suspects in the investigation of an alleged crime.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Identify and locate possible suspects
  • Conduct an identification parade
  • Interview and interrogate a suspect
  • Arrest, detain and charged suspect
  • Obtain, issue and serve a subpoena/summon
  • Release a suspect

    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 deals with suspects in the investigation of an alleged crime with a level of authority that allows them to take independent decisions. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and locate possible suspects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The basic tracing techniques are described and used according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Details of possible suspects link to the alleged crime are gathered according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. All possible suspects link to the alleged crime are identified according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Witness statements are obtained that link suspect with the alleged crime under investigation according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Help of informers are obtained according to crime intelligence principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. All relevant documentation is completed and forwarded according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Suspects are tracked and visited according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Warrant of arrest is applied for according to the criminal justice procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct an identification parade. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The procedure to follow when conducting an identification parade are explained according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The procedure of the identification parade is explained to all witnesses according to the Criminal Procedure Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The logistical needs analysis is conducted to ensure a legally acceptable identification parade according to the Criminal Procedure Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. All people to be present at the identification parade are identified according to the Criminal Procedure Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. All members are informed about their duties during the identification parade according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The identification parade is conducted according to the Criminal Procedure Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. All necessary documentation is completed according to organizational procedures and the Criminal Procedure Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. The legal obligations for the identification parade are explained according to the Criminal Procedure Act. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Interview and interrogate a suspect. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The suspect is informed about his/her rights according to the constitution of South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All relevant and appropriate questions are asked according to organizational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Relevant and appropriate questions refers to:
    Open and close questions related to the alleged crime committed.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Statements are obtained and completed according to organizational procedures and requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Confessions are obtained if relevant according to the Law of Evidence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Suspect's versions and alibi's are independently verified according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The difference between interrogations and interview are explained according to the Law of Evidence. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Arrest, detain and charge suspects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The investigating officer is identified and introduced to the suspect according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The suspect is informed about the reason for arrest and the charge against him/her according to the Criminal Procedure Act and the Constitution of South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A warning statement is obtained according to the Law of Evidence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The relevant documentation is completed and filed in the case docket according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The suspect is searched according to the Criminal Procedure Act and organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Fingerprints are taken and handled according to organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Obtain, issue and serve a subpoena/summon. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The requirements to obtain a subpoena/summon are explained according to the Criminal Procedure Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A subpoena/summon is obtained from the justice department according to the Criminal Procedure Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Subpoena are written, signed and stamped according to the Criminal Justice system and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Subpoena/summon is delivered according to the criminal justice system and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Receipt of subpoena/summon are acknowledge by receiver according to the criminal justice system and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. All relevant documentation is completed and handle with according to organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Release a suspect not linked to the alleged crime. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The provisions of the criminal procedure act related to the release of a suspect are explained according to the relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All relevant documentation and forms are completed and handled with according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Suspect is released and noted in the occurrence book according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The reason for not detaining the suspect are explained according to the Constitution of South Africa and the Criminal Procedure Act. 


    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 dealing with a suspect
  • A comprehensive understanding of the need for dealing with a suspect
  • A basic understanding of the ways and methods to the dealing with a suspect 


  • 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 dealing with a suspect, 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 dealing with a suspect, 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 dealing with a suspect, 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 253990, which is "Handle suspects in the investigation of an alleged crime", Level 5, 8 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
    South African Police Service Act
    Common Law
    Statutory Law

    A glossary of terms about the terminology of
    CONTEXT SPECIFIC
    Specifications, agreements and policies and procedures 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49118   National Certificate: Resolving of Crime  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  50418   National Certificate: Immigration Law Enforcement  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-06-29  Was PSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  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 


    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.
     
    1. EKHURHULENI SHOOTING AND TRAINING ACADEMY 
    2. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE BASIC TRAINING PROVISION 



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