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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage crime investigation processes for solving of crime 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
230023  Manage crime investigation processes for solving of 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 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  16 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will enable managers within the safety and security environment to improve professionalism and enhance the quality of service delivery.

The achievement of 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 promoting recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are vital for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the safety is society environment.

A learner acquiring this unit standard will be able to manage crime investigation processes.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Manage the investigation service activities.
  • Manage and align the investigation service activities with strategic direction.
  • Manage the administration and information flow for the investigation service activities. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication skills at NQF level 4.
  • Management skills at NQF level 4.
  • Inter-personal skills at NQF level 4.
  • Computer literacy at NQF level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The range covers the role and purpose of police management in the context of safety in the South African society. The range includes practice and culture of safety in society particularly within the policing discipline, the regulatory framework, the main activities of police management, among stakeholders in and outside South Africa. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Manage investigation service activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Investigation related information is interpreted to support planning and decision-making. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tasks and duties of personnel are planned to improve detection of crime rate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Co-ordination of investigation activities is examined to inform decision-making. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Serious crime scenes are analysed in order to provide guidance in accordance with legal prescripts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Arrest procedures are evaluated in order to ensure that they reflect the implementation of organisational policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Recruitment and maintenance procedures and processes are analysed in order to manage an informer network. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Dockets are inspected to determine whether they reflect proper investigation, preparation for trial or whether they should be disposed of. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The investigation service activities are analysed to ensure alignment with the requirements of the organisational record keeping system. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Organisational record keeping system can include electronic systems such as the Crime Administration System (CAS) or manual systems.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Manage and align investigation service activities for strategic direction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Focus areas are determined in terms of their impact on strategic initiatives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Goals and objectives are set for the investigation unit to reflect alignment to the strategic focus areas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Activities of the investigation unit are aligned in accordance with key performance areas and the goals of the unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Performance of the investigation units and their members are reviewed against set goals and objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Consultation processes are assessed in order to optimise information between services, units, forums and stakeholders. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Manage the administration and information flow for investigation service activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Case dockets are analysed for assigning purposes and in accordance with organisational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Investigations are inspected and analysed to ensure alignment with organisational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Crime related information is analysed in order to provide guidance to the investigation processes and for information sharing purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The progress of investigations and operations is examined making use of compilation of reports. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Reports, include but not limited to court and feedback reports.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Crime statistics, information and records are interpreted to inform future interventions for continuous improvement of investigation processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Administrative processes are analysed to ensure compliance with organisational policies and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Administration processes include but are not limited to disposal of exhibits, compensation for informers, disposal of dockets, Crime Return Report, performance charts.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Plan, coordinate and execute interventions. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Interventions include but are not limited to special projects, operations, events, programmes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The incident is critically analysed to determine the nature of the intervention required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The intervention is planned in accordance with the approach appropriate to the analysis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The intervention is analysed to determine the resource and financial needs for execution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Intervention is executed and co-ordinated in accordance with the plan and the agreed approach in a structured scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The impact of the intervention is assessed to determine successes and challenges for future planning and execution of interventions. 


    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 
  • Name, functions and location of:

    > Explain the difference between interventions and normal duties.
    > Various law enforcement organisations and structures.
    > Other governmental and non-governmental organisation structures.
    > Stakeholders and their relation to law enforcement.
  • Purpose of processes and procedures of:

    > Explain the uses of communication channels.
    > The legislation.
    > Law enforcement interventions in fulfilling mandates whilst providing a service to stakeholders.
  • Attributes, properties, characteristics related to:

    > Formats of written reports and content.
    > National security law enforcement concepts.
    > Stakeholders and their rights.
  • Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies:

    > Common & Statutory Law.
    > Public Finance Management Act.
    > Access to Information Act.
    > Criminal Procedures Act.
    > South African Police Act.
    > Public Gathering Act.
    > Firearm Control Act.
    > Liquor Act.
    > Constitution of South Africa.
    > Organizational policies, procedures, directives and instructions.
    > Relevant White Papers.
    > Legislation relevant to Crime Detection.
  • Relationships, systems:

    > Between the constitution, legislation and law enforcement support and supporting operations.
    > Between the elements of law enforcement operational planning cycle.
    > The inter-relationship between stakeholders and the community.
    > Between political aspects/influences impacting on relationships with stakeholders.
    > Between services.
    > Between national/provincial/area role-players. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Complying with regulatory framework.
  • Understanding and applying law enforcement policies and procedures.
  • Understanding the relationships. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Support and assistance processes.
  • Liaison with stakeholders.
  • The establishment of internal relationships. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Following processes, procedures and protocols. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising an critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • Information on the main functions of police management. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes of oral and / or written persuasion when:
  • Complying with the regulatory framework.
  • Applying the policies and procedures.
  • Providing critical analysis. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Sourcing information on the legislation and policies and procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • Understanding resource management during operations. 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  61729   National Diploma: Policing  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  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 


    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. BOKAMOSO INSTITUTE OF SOUTH AFRICA 
    3. DAM SCHOOL OF POLICING 
    4. DAM SCHOOL OF POLICING POLOKWANE 
    5. DAM SCHOOL OF POLICING PRETORIA 
    6. DAM TECHNICALCOLLEGE PTY TD 
    7. HJN POLOKWANE BRANCH PTY LTD 
    8. HJN TRAINING CC 
    9. JEPPE COLLEGE OF COMMERCE AND COMPUTER 
    10. SNAP SOLUTIONS NETWX PTY LTD 
    11. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE ACADEMY - PAARL 



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