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City welcomes 113 new enforcement recruits<p></p><span><p>The class of 2023 consists of 35 Traffic Officers and 78 Metro Police Officers. </p><p> </p><p>They completed a 12-month Further Education and Training course in Road Traffic Law Enforcement. </p><p> </p><p>The course also included training in how to handle a firearm and conduct roadblocks and point duty, as well as restraining techniques and agility.</p><p> </p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:951px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span><p>The Metro Police trainees completed an additional six-month Law Enforcement Skills Programme, which included crime prevention, tactical street survival, professional conduct, and how to deal with domestic violence, child victims and child offenders.</p><p> </p><p>The City of Cape Town receives thousands of applications for its Traffic Learnership – all candidates are required to complete a standardised physical assessment.</p><p> </p><p>Those who meet the physical requirements, then complete written assessments, followed by interviews, medical examinations, criminal checks and reference checks.<br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:951px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>'A lot has been said this year about the City's continued investment in technology to further our safety and security objectives, and we remain fully committed to exploiting these avenues. However, equally important is the investment in human resources, which includes ongoing training for existing staff, but also recruiting additional staff members.</p><p> </p><p>'I want to congratulate the new recruits for reaching this milestone. While the enforcement environment is challenging, with many demands on our resources, I am confident that our training college has done everything necessary to ensure that these officers are ready for deployment and the task at hand. They will have to hit the ground running, as we navigate the many priorities that come with the festive season, and we look forward to their contribution to our overall pursuit of enhancing public safety in Cape Town,' said Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.<br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:951px;" /> </figure><strong>​​End</strong></span><p><br></p>2023-12-11T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#3bdea1a3-b12c-4b06-9730-f22effed649b;L0|#03bdea1a3-b12c-4b06-9730-f22effed649b|Recruitment;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#78273557-84e5-4b4e-8960-1153e6941255;L0|#078273557-84e5-4b4e-8960-1153e6941255|Metro police10

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