Policing Academy


–          National Dip: Policing NQF LEVEL6
–          National Cert: Resolving of Crime NQF LEVEL5

The DIPLOMA IN POLICING-FIRST YEAR focuses on officials in the Detective
Services Division or officials that aspire to become detectives. This would include
officials within the Department of Safety and Security, for instance members of the
South African Police Service (SAPS) or members of private institutions that deal with
instances of violence or crime. The content of this course would therefore deal with a
variety of skills that are necessary when performing policing functions.
The course entails the following:

  •  Detecting the truth based on hard evidence. Corporate Investigation deals
    with the process of collecting facts that can serve as evidence before a court
    of law or any other body entrusted with the powers to solve an incident.
  • In the corporate sphere, disciplinary hearings are means by which employees
    are evaluated. Disciplinary Investigation deals with the presentation of
    evidence against an employee at such a disciplinary hearing.
  • When it comes to instances of violence or crime, the content of Family
    Violence, Child Protection and Missing Persons focuses on what members of
    the SAPS, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and private institutions
    need to know when dealing with such incidents. The documentation of
    evidence is very important.
  • Forensic Investigative Auditing covers the way in which thoroughgoing
    assessments or reviews are undertaken.
  • General Investigation (Policing) is designed for members of the SAPS that
    investigate general crimes and incidents. This includes the gathering of
    complete and accurate evidence and maintenance of dockets
    Entry Requirements: Matric or N3 Technical Matric Or Equivalent


  • Criminal Investigation Principles
  • Administration and Communication Skills
  • Information Management


Types of Practical’s a learner will do during training:

  • Police visit, Patrols, Arrest procedure, search procedure, Evidence
    collection/Preservation and presentation.
  • Identifying Types of evidence
  • Operate in teams during patrols
  • Use of surveillance cameras
  • Cover actions by police/Facilitative and preventive undercover operations,
    Perusal of informant register. Informant recruitment methods. Attend
    informant briefing session
  • How to handle the gun and shooting techniques
  • Preparation of case dockets when opening cases of reported crimes
  • Drill or marching and saluting compliments
  • Radio and call sign techniques
  • Simulated Crime scene investigation and management and leadership skills
  • Conducting a mock investigative Interview

Practical Assessment contribute 70 % of the syllabus and theory assessment
contribute 30%.


  •  Crime scenes and Incidents
  • Investigative Methods and Techniques
  • Vehicle Crime Investigation

Learners will be able to identify, assess, formulate and solve problems while
performing tasks related to maintaining public order, prevention of crime,
investigation of crime, combating crime and protection of people and property.
Career Opportunities: On completion of National Diploma Policing you will be
qualified to work in:-

  •  Areas of Security & surveillance
  • Private Security
  • SAPS
  • Metropolitan Police
  • Community Policing
  • National Intelligence
  • Private Investigation
  • Correctional Services

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