Millions for training detectives

2011-11-09 22:29

Johannesburg - A total of R16.2m has been set aside to train detectives in a drive for a higher conviction rates, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said on Wednesday.

He said 1384 detectives would be trained during the 2011/2012 financial year.

"The SA Police Service shall continue to ensure it trains more specialised detectives as well as the upskilling of investigators."

In a speech prepared for delivery in Parliament, the minister said the training of detectives would be an ongoing process.

Mthetha warned criminals that the police would be on high alert this festive season.

"If they think this is going to be a festive season, well how wrong they are, because I have instructed police to have no mercy on these scoundrels."

Mthethwa said there had been 16 834 recorded murders in the 2009/2010 financial year, in which 8 547 arrests were made, 3 060 of which resulted in convictions.

"We need to strive for more convictions around the murder cases, which will not only show how serious we are about dealing with this scourge, but equally cement society's trust in the police," he said.

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