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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate understanding of community policing 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120479  Demonstrate understanding of community policing 
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
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
11973  Build and maintain relationships with local communities  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for learners in the policing environment who must be able to demonstrate understanding of community policing.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Describe and evaluate the regulatory framework in relation with community policing.
  • Describe the concepts and principles related to community policing.
  • Demonstrate understanding of building and maintaining relationships with local communities.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the concept sector policing. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communication at NQF level 4 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe and evaluate the regulatory framework in relation with community policing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The regulatory framework regarding community policing is identified within a South African context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Regulatory framework refers to but not limited to:
  • Legislation, Policies, Organizational specific policies and procedures.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The origin of community policing is evaluated in a South African context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The elements of community policing are applied during a given case study. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the concepts and principles related to community policing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concepts and principles related to community policing are identified with regards to commonly used terms in a policing environment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Concepts of Community policing refers to but not limited to:
  • Sector policing, Partnerships and Adopt-A-Cop.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concepts and principles related to community policing is described in terms of their impact on the South African policing environment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate understanding of building and maintaining relationships with local communities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The functioning of the community policing Forums (CPF) are explained within a South African context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The methods to build and maintain relationships with the local communities are described in terms of their advantages and disadvantages. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ways in providing crime related information to communities is listed in terms of their advantages and disadvantages. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The building and maintaining of relationships with local communities are evaluated in a given case study. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate understanding of the concept sector policing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept sector policing is explained in terms of its structure in the South African policing environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ways of gathering information from the local sectors are described in terms of their advantages and disadvantages. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The functioning of sector policing forums (SPF) are explained within the concept of community policing in a South African context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ways of supporting the local sectors are described in terms of their respective rates of success. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ways to support local sectors include but is not limited to:
  • Neighbourhood watches.
  • Appointments of security officials as access control.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The concept sector policing as part of community policing is evaluated in a given case study. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Concepts and Principles of Community policing
  • Sector policing
  • Partnership Policing
  • Adopt-A-Cop 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group organization, community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of the learner. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 11973, "Build and maintain relationships with local communities", Level 5, 4 credits.

    Specified requirements:

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legal:
  • White paper on safety and security
  • South african police service act 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50122   National Certificate: Policing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2021-12-31  SAS SETA 
    Elective  57651   National Certificate: Forensic Science  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    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 


    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. AFRIC POLICING INSTITUTE 
    2. DAM SCHOOL OF POLICING 
    3. EKHURHULENI SHOOTING AND TRAINING ACADEMY 
    4. SBV SERVICES MIDRAND 
    5. SBV SERVICES POLOKWANE 
    6. SHEPPERD ACADEMY 
    7. SNAP SOLUTIONS NETWX PTY LTD 
    8. SOUTH AFRICA POLICE SERVICE ACADEMY: MANKWE 
    9. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE ATTERIDGEVILLE 
    10. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE / PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE 
    11. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE BASIC TRAINING PROVISION 
    12. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE BASIC TRAINING PROVISION INSTITUTION PHIL 
    13. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE BASIC TRAINING PROVISION PRETORIA WEST 
    14. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE IN SERVICE TRAINING PROVISION INSTITUTION 
    15. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE TRAINING INSTITUTION BISHOP LAVIS 
    16. STRATEGIC INVESTIGATIONS AND SEMINARS 
    17. TSHWANE METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT ACADEMY 



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