Archive for the ‘Forensic Career’ Category

 

SAPS Forensic Services: Available Posts – Nov 2016

Friday, November 4th, 2016

New posts within the South African Police Service (SAPS) Forensic Services Division are currently being advertised for and have been added to their website under the ‘Police Act’ section.

Please visit http://www.saps.gov.za/careers/careers.php to view all the various posts and requirements.

CLOSING DATE for all applications: 11 November 2016

SAPS Forensic Services: Available Posts – Sept 2016

Friday, September 9th, 2016

New posts within the South African Police Service (SAPS) Forensic Services Division, under the Police Act, have been added to their website and are currently being advertised for September 2016.

Please visit http://www.saps.gov.za/careers/careers.php to view all the various posts and requirements.

CLOSING DATE for all applications: 16 September 2016

How to catch a criminal through DNA

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

The following is the second part of an exclusive series of articles published by the Cape Argus on the Plattekloof Forensic Science Laboratory in the Western Cape.

Writer Lance Witten has his cheek swabbed for DNA before touring the Plattekloof Forensic Science Laboratory which deals with a variety of forensic disciplines and evidence for crime and court cases. Picture: Tracey Adams. Credit: CAPE ARGUS

Cape Town – The gleaming floors of the Police Forensics Laboratory reflect the light from the energy-saving intelligent fluorescent lighting above.

Colonel Thembela Lamani, head of the Biology unit, leads the Cape Argus team through the silent halls of strictly secured offices and laboratories in the Plattekloof facility.

Inside the glass-walled labs, scrubbed technicians busy themselves with some of the most sensitive work the Cape Town facility handles.

Cross contamination is a constant risk and needs to be mitigated as stringently as possible.

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SOURCE: This article was first published online by IOL News on the 14th of June 2016

Inside the SAPS’ Forensics Lab

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

The following is the first part of an exclusive series of articles published by the Cape Argus on the Plattekloof Forensic Science Laboratory in the Western Cape.

The Forensic Science Laboratory in Plattekloof, which deals with a variety of forensic disciplines and evidence for crime and court cases. Picture: Tracey Adams. Credit: CAPE ARGUS

Cape Town – The Western Cape has one of the most advanced police forensic laboratories in the country, purpose-built and designed with the utmost security and fidelity principles in mind.

How advanced? The facility in Plattekloof, is about 28 000m² of floor space housing about 500 staff members – two-thirds of whom are forensic scientists – working in laboratories containing pieces of equipment valued at up to R4 million, each capable of accurately analysing evidence, be it DNA, bullet casings and cartridges, documents, signatures or drugs and alcohol.

The Police Forensic Laboratory was built at an estimated cost of R600m and doesn’t fit the mould of traditional government buildings, which are often retrofitted to suit the purpose of the departments they house.

Brigadier Deon Meintjes, who runs the facility, explains that the lab was built by the Department of Public Works to the unit’s requirements and was designed without too much external input or influence from other labs around the world.

“We designed and built it to suit our needs.

“You’ll notice all of the various departments have the same kind of layout; the offices are situated around the outskirts of a central core – the labs. This is so that all of the fitments run centrally, from the Nederman arms (adjustable ventilation ducts to keep harmful or toxic fumes away from lab technicians), to the water and gas pipes and the rail cart system.”

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SOURCE: This article was first published online by IOL News on the 13th of June 2016

On the graveyard shift: this is what it’s like to collect South Africa’s dead

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Selby Cindi, from Johannesburg Forensic Pathology Services, and a Johannesburg metro police officer lift the body of an accident victim from a street in the Johannesburg CBD. Image: Alon Skuy

The following article published by the Sunday Times takes a fascinating look at South Africa’s Forensic Pathology Services.

Five nights, four bodies. Reporter Graeme Hosken and photographer Alon Skuy spent the graveyard shift with the men and women who collect South Africa’s dead.

Body #38 lies on a steel gurney in Carletonville Forensic Pathology Services’s “new” fridge.

The government-issued cream-coloured body bag refuses to seal, her arm hangs half out.

She’s just arrived. Half-naked, 14 stab wounds to the chest.

“Gogo” was found sprawled on the dusty ground in the backyard of her Bekkersdal home. Her bloodied white blouse ripped open, her skirt bunched around her waist.

She had been there for days. She lived alone.

“It’s tough,” says Sello Mabote, as he scrawls her “new ID” number on a beige toe tag.

“It’s especially tough when it comes to the families.”

For his colleague Mpho Marahoni it’s murders, the death of children, and surviving families that get to him.

“They are lost,” he says as he writes down the body’s details, “searching for answers, pleading for help.”

South Africa’s morgue officers have to be policemen, church ministers and counsellors to the families of the dead.

Body #38 is the 38th of 107 bodies collected by Carletonville’s mortuary officers so far this year.

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SOURCE: This article was first published by the Sunday Times on the 30th of March 2015

SAPS Forensic Services: Available Posts – August 2015

Monday, August 24th, 2015

New posts within the South African Police Service (SAPS) Forensic Services Division, under the Public Service Act, have been added to their website and are currently being advertised for August 2015http://www.saps.gov.za/careers/careers.php.

CLOSING DATE for all applications: 04 September 2015

PUBLIC SERVICE ACT POSTS

Click here to read the application process in terms of the Public Service Act.

Please download the full advertisement for all the new Public Service Act posts, including full requirements, core responsibilities, salary level and how to apply (PDF).

Download the official application form from the SAPS website.

The following posts are available:

FORENSIC SCIENCE LABORATORY

1. Post Title: Warrant Officer
Discipline: Case Reception and Registration
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post: Silverton: Pretoria (3 Posts) (Ref FS 700/2015)

2. Post Title: Warrant Officer
Discipline: Exhibit Management
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post: Silverton: Pretoria (2 Posts) (Ref FS 701/2015)

3. Post: Warrant Officer
Discipline: Case Management
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post:

  • Ballistics Section: Pretoria (2 Posts) (Ref FS 702/2015)
  • Scientific Analysis Section: Pretoria (1 Post) (Ref FS 703/2015)
  • Chemistry Section: Pretoria (1 Post) (Ref FS 704/2015)
  • Amanzimtoti: Kwazulu-Natal (3 Posts) (Ref FS 705/2015)
  • Plattekloof: Western Cape (6 Posts) (Ref FS 706/2015)

4. Post: Warrant Officer
Discipline: CCTV Operators: Supply Chain Management
Section: Nodal Support
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post:

  • Silverton: Pretoria (4 Posts) (Ref FS 707/2015)
  • Arcadia: Pretoria (4 Posts) (Ref FS 708/2015)
  • Piet Joubert Building: Pretoria (3 Posts) (Ref FS 709/2015)
  • Amanzimtoti: Kwazulu-Natal (6 Posts) (Ref FS 710/2015)
  • Port Elizabeth: Eastern Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 711/2015)
  • Plattekloof: Western Cape (4 Posts) (Ref FS 712/2015)

Component: Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management
Location of the post:

  • Bothongo Plaza: Pretoria (4 Posts) (Ref FS 713/2015)
  • Local Criminal Record Centre: Witbank (2 Posts) (Ref FS 714/2015)

5. Post: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
Discipline: IBIS
Section: Ballistics
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post: Silverton: Pretoria (2 Posts) (Ref FS 715/2015)

6. Post Title: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
Discipline: Ballistics Analysis
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post:

  • Silverton: Pretoria (5 Posts) (Ref FS 716/2015)
  • Port Elizabeth: Eastern Cape (2 Posts) (Ref FS 717/2015)
  • Amanzimtoti: Kwazulu-Natal (6 Posts) (Ref FS 718/2015)
  • Plattekloof: Western Cape (2 Posts) (Ref FS 719/2015)

7. Post Title: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
Sub-Section: Mechanical & Metallurgical Engineering
Section: Regional Laboratory: Western Cape
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post: Plattekloof: Western Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 720/2015)

8. Post Title: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
Discipline: DNA Analysis
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post:

  • Arcadia: Pretoria (30 Posts) (Ref FS 721/2015)
  • Port Elizabeth: Eastern Cape (10 Posts) (Ref FS 722/2015)
  • Amanzimtoti: Kwazulu-Natal (5 Posts) (Ref FS 723/2015)
  • Plattekloof: Western Cape (2 Posts) (Ref FS 724/2015)

9. Post Title: Warrant Officer
Discipline: Archiving: Archives and Disposals
Section: Chemistry
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post: Silverton: Pretoria (1 Post) (Ref FS 725/2015)

10.  Post Title: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
Sub-Section: Drugs General: Chemical Analysis
Section: Chemistry
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post:

  • Silverton: Pretoria (3 Posts) (Ref FS 726/2015)
  • Port Elizabeth: Eastern Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 727/2015)
  • Plattekloof: Western Cape (11 Posts) (Ref FS 728/2015)

11. Post Title: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
Discipline: Fire Investigation: Chemistry Investigation
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post:

  • Silverton: Pretoria (4 Posts) (Ref FS 729/2015)
  • Port Elizabeth: Eastern Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 730/2015)

12. Post Title: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
Sub Section: Environmental Crimes: Material Analysis
Section: Scientific Analysis
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post: Silverton: Pretoria (6 Posts) (Ref FS 731/2015)

13. Post Title: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
Sub Section: Image Analysis: Scientific Analysis
Section: Regional Laboratory: Western Cape
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post: Plattekloof: Western Cape (2 Posts) (Ref FS 732/2015)

14. Post Title: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
Discipline: Questioned Document Analysis
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post:

  • Piet Joubert Building: Pretoria (3 Posts) (Ref FS 733/2015)
  • Port Elizabeth: Eastern Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 734/2015)
  • Amanzimtoti: Kwazulu-Natal (1 Post) (Ref FS 735/2015)
  • Plattekloof: Western Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 736/2015)

15. Post Title: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
Sub-Section: Ante Mortem Facilitation
Section: Victim Identification Centre
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post:

  • Pretoria (4 Posts) (Ref FS 737/2015)
  • Plattekloof: Western Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 738/2015)

16. Post: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
Sub Section: Post Mortem Facilitation: Crime Scene & Victim Recovery
Section: Victim Identification Centre
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post:

  • Pretoria (4 Posts) (Ref FS 739/2015)
  • Plattekloof: Western Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 740/2015)

17. Post: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
Discipline: Forensic Anthropology: Specialized Identification Services
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post:

  • Pretoria (2 Posts) (Ref FS 741/2015)
  • Plattekloof: Western Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 742/2015)

18. Post: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
Sub Section: Facial Reconstruction: Specialized Identification Services
Section: Victim Identification Centre
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post: Pretoria (1 Post) (Ref FS 743/2015)

19. Post: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
Sub Section: Forensic Entomology: Specialized Identification Services
Section: Victim Identification Centre
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post: Pretoria (1 Post) (Ref FS 744/2015)

CRIMINAL RECORD & CRIME SCENE MANAGEMENT:

20. Post Title: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
Discipline: Crime Scene Laboratory
Component: Criminal Record & Crime Scene Management
Location of the post:

  • Makhado: Limpopo (2 Posts) (Ref FS 745/2015)
  • Ermelo: Mpumalanga (1 Post) (Ref FS 746/2015)
  • Bellville: Western Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 747/2015)
  • Cape Town: Western Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 748/2015)
  • Mitchells Plain: Western Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 749/2015)
  • Oudtshoorn: Western Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 750/2015)
  • Jeffreysbay: Eastern Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 751/2015)
  • King Williamstown: Eastern Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 752/2015)
  • Mthatha: Eastern Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 753/2015)
  • Mount Road: Eastern Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 754/2015)

21. Post Title: Warrant Officer
Sub-Section: Police Clearance: Criminal Information Centre
Section: Centralized CRC
Component: Criminal Record & Crime Scene Management
Location of the post: National Office: Pretoria (4 Posts) (Ref FS 755/2015)

22. Post Title: Warrant Officer
Sub-Section: Record Tracing
Section: Centralized CRC
Component: Criminal Record & Crime Scene Management
Location of the post: National Office: Pretoria (4 Posts) (Ref FS 756/2015)

23. Post Title: Warrant Officer
Sub-Section: Electronic Archiving: Archives
Section: Criminalistic Bureau
Component: Criminal Record & Crime Scene Management
Location of the post: National Office: Pretoria (1 Post) (Ref FS 757/2015)

24. Post Title: Warrant Officer
Sub-Section: AFIS Coordination: Fingerprint Database Management
Section: Criminalistic Bureau
Component: Criminal Record & Crime Scene Management
Location of the post: National Office: Pretoria (1 Post) (Ref FS 758/2015)

25. Post Title: Warrant Officer
Sub-Section: FIPS Coordination: Adjudication & Expungement
Section: Criminalistic Bureau
Component: Criminal Record & Crime Scene Management
Location of the post: National Office:: Pretoria (2 Posts) (Ref FS 759/2015)

26. Post Title: Warrant Officer
Discipline: Crime Scene Investigation
Component: Criminal Record & Crime Scene Management
Location of the post:  Provincial CR & CSM:

  • Bloemfontein: Free State (2 Posts) (Ref FS 760/2015)
  • Johannesburg: Gauteng (1 Post) (Ref FS 761/2015)
  • Potchefstroom: North West (2 Posts) (Ref FS 762/2015)

27. Post Title: Warrant Officer
Sub-Section: Priority Crime Investigation
Discipline: Crime Scene Investigation
Component: Criminal Record & Crime Scene Management
Location of the post: National Office: Pretoria (1 Post) (Ref FS 763/2015)

28. Post Title: Warrant Officer
Sub-Section: Priority Crime Investigation
Discipline: Crime Scene Investigation
Component: Criminal Record & Crime Scene Management
Location of the post: National Office: Pretoria (1 Post) (Ref FS 764/2015)

29. Post Title: Warrant Officer
Discipline: Crime Scene Investigation
Component: Criminal Record & Crime Scene Management
Location of the post:
National Office:

  • Pretoria (2 posts) (Ref FS 765/2015)

Eastern Cape Province:

  • Cradock (1 Post) (Ref FS 766/2015)
  • East London (3 Posts) (Ref FS 767/2015)
  • Grahamstown (2 Posts) (Ref FS 768/2015)
  • Uitenhage (3 Posts) (Ref FS 769/2015)
  • Mthatha (3 Posts) (Ref FS 770/2015)
  • Mount Road (3 Posts) (Ref FS 771/2015)

Free State Province:

  • Park Road (5 Posts) (Ref FS 772/2015)
  • Welkom (3 Posts) (Ref FS 773/2015)
  • Selosesha (1 Post) (Ref FS 774/2015)
  • Kroonstad (1 Post) (Ref FS 775/2015)

Gauteng Province:

  • Ga-Rankuwa (6 Posts) (Ref FS 776/2015)
  • Kempton Park (4 Posts) (Ref FS 777/2015)
  • Pretoria North (2 Posts) (Ref FS 778/2015)
  • Vereeniging (2 Posts) (Ref FS 779/2015)
  • Johannesburg (2 Posts) (Ref FS 780/2015)
  • Krugersdorp (2 Posts) (Ref FS 781/2015)

KwaZulu Natal Province:

  • Durban (4 Posts) (Ref FS 782/2015)
  • Kokstad (2 Posts) (Ref FS 783/2015)
  • Ladysmith (3 Posts) (Ref FS 784/2015)
  • Mtubatuba (1 Post) (Ref FS 785/2015)
  • Newcastle (1 Post) (Ref FS 786/2015)
  • Nqutu (2 Posts) (Ref FS 787/2015)
  • Pietermaritzburg (2 Posts) (Ref FS 788/2015)
  • Port Shepstone (1 Post) (Ref FS 789/2015)
  • Richards Bay (1 Post) (Ref FS 790/2015)
  • Ulundi (2 Posts) (Ref FS 791/2015)
  • Vryheid (1 Post) (Ref FS 792/2015)

Limpopo Province:

  • Groblersdal (2 Posts) (Ref FS 793/2015)
  • Lebowakgomo (2 Posts) (Ref FS 794/2015)
  • Lephalale (1 Post) (Ref FS 795/2015)
  • Modimolle (1 Post) (Ref FS 796/2015)
  • Musina (2 Posts) (Ref FS 797/2015)
  • Thohoyandou (2 Posts) (Ref FS 798/2015)
  • Tzaneen (4 Posts) (Ref FS 799/2015)

Mpumalanga Province:

  • Nelspruit (2 Posts) (Ref FS 800/2015)
  • Witbank (3 Posts) (Ref FS 801/2015)
  • Secunda (1 Post) (Ref FS 802/2015)
  • Ermelo (2 Posts) (Ref FS 803/2015)
  • Lydenburg (2 Posts) (Ref FS 804/2015)
  • Acornhoek (1 Post) (Ref FS 805/2015)
  • Elukwatini (2 Posts) (Ref FS 806/2015)

North West Province:

  • Rustenburg (5 Posts) (Ref FS 807/2015)
  • Brits (4 Posts) (Ref FS 808/2015)
  • Vryburg (1 Post) (Ref FS 809/2015)
  • Mmabatho (3 Posts) (Ref FS 812/2015)
  • Potchefstroom (2 Posts) (Ref FS 813/2015)
  • Klerksdorp (2 Posts) (Ref FS 810/2015)
  • Lichtenburg (2 Posts) (Ref FS 811/2015)

Northern Cape Province:

  • Kimberley (2 Posts) (Ref FS 814/2015)
  • Upington (4 Posts) (Ref FS 815/2015)
  • Kuruman (2 Posts) (Ref FS 816/2015)
  • Kakamas (2 Posts) (Ref FS 817/2015)
  • Calvinia (1 Post) (Ref FS 818/2015)

Western Cape Province:

  • Bellville (2 Posts) (Ref FS 819/2015)
  • Cape Town (2 Posts) (Ref FS 820/2015)
  • Mitchells Plain (2 Posts) (Ref FS 821/2015)
  • George (1 Post) (Ref FS 822/2015)
  • Paarl (1 Post) (Ref FS 823/2015)
  • Somerset West (1 Post) (Ref FS 824/2015)
  • Vredenburg (1 Post) (Ref FS 825/2015)
  • Worcester (1 Post) (Ref FS 826/2015)
  • Oudtshoorn (1 Post) (Ref FS 827/2015)
  • Vredendal (1 Post) (Ref FS 828/2015)

30. Post Title: Warrant Officer
Discipline: Criminalistic Bureau
Component: Criminal Record & Crime Scene Management
Location of the post:
Eastern Cape Province:

  • Aliwal North (1 Post) (Ref FS 829/2015)
  • Cradock (1 Post) (Ref FS 830/2015)
  • East London (1 Post) (Ref FS 831/2015)
  • Graaff-Reinet (1 Post) (Ref FS 832/2015)
  • Grahamstown (1 Post) (Ref FS 833/2015)
  • Jeffreysbay (1 Post) (Ref FS 834/2015)
  • King William’s Town (1 Post) (Ref FS 835/2015)
  • Middelburg (1 Post) (Ref FS 836/2015)
  • Queenstown (1 Post) (Ref FS 837/2015)
  • Uitenhage (1 Post) (Ref FS 838/2015)
  • Mthatha (1 Post) (Ref FS 839/2015)
  • Mount Road (1 Post) (Ref FS 840/2015)

Free State Province:

  • Park Road (1 Post) (Ref FS 841/2015)
  • Welkom (1 Post) (Ref FS 842/2015)
  • Kroonstad (1 Post) (Ref FS 843/2015)
  • Bethlehem (1 Post) (Ref FS 844/2015)
  • Phudatjithaba (1 Post) (Ref FS 845/2015)
  • Zamdela (1 Post) (Ref FS 846/2015)
  • Selosesha (1 Post) (Ref FS 847/2015)

KwaZulu Natal Province:

  • Durban (2 Posts) (Ref FS 848/2015)
  • Kokstad (1 Post) (Ref FS 849/2015)
  • Ladysmith (2 Posts) (Ref FS 850/2015)
  • Newcastle (1 Post) (Ref FS 851/2015)
  • Pietermaritzburg (1 Post) (Ref FS 852/2015)
  • Port Shepstone (1 Post) (Ref FS 853/2015)
  • Richards Bay (1 Post) (Ref FS 854/2015)
  • Vryheid (1 Post) (Ref FS 855/2015)

Limpopo Province:

  • Polokwane (1 Post) (Ref FS 856/2015)
  • Giyani (1 Post) (Ref FS 857/2015)
  • Lebowakgomo (1 Post) (Ref FS 858/2015)
  • Lephalale (1 Post) (Ref FS 859/2015)
  • Makhado (1 Post) (Ref FS 860/2015)
  • Modimolle (1 Post) (Ref FS 861/2015)
  • Mokopane (1 Post) (Ref FS 862/2015)
  • Musina (1 Post) (Ref FS 863/2015)
  • Phalalborwa (1 Post) (Ref FS 864/2015)
  • Thabazimbi (1 Post) (Ref FS 865/2015)
  • Thohoyandou (1 Post) (Ref FS 866/2015)
  • Tzaneen (1 Post) (Ref FS 867/2015)

Mpumalanga Province:

  • Middelburg (1 Post) (Ref FS 868/2015)
  • Nelspruit (1 Post) (Ref FS 869/2015)
  • Witbank (1 Post) (Ref FS 870/2015)
  • Kwamahlanga (1 Post) (Ref FS 871/2015)
  • Secunda (1 Post) (Ref FS 872/2015)
  • Ermelo (1 Post) (Ref FS 873/2015)

North West Province:

  • Potchefstroom (1 Post) (Ref FS 874/2015)
  • Pudimoe (1 Post) (Ref FS 875/2015)
  • Brits (1 Post) (Ref FS 876/2015)
  • Vryburg (1 Post) (Ref FS 877/2015)
  • Klerksdorp (1 Post) (Ref FS 878/2015)
  • Lichtenburg (1 Post) (Ref FS 879/2015)
  • Mmabatho (1 Post) (Ref FS 880/2015)
  • Provincial CR & CSM: Potchefstroom (1 Post) (Ref FS 881/2015)

Northern Cape Province:

  • Provincial CR & CSM: Kimberley (2 Posts) (Ref FS 882/2015)
  • Kimberley (2 Posts) (Ref FS 883/2015)
  • Upington (2 Posts) (Ref FS 884/2015)
  • Kuruman (2 Posts) (Ref FS 885/2015)

Western Cape Province:

  • Provincial CR & CSM: Cape Town (2 Posts) (Ref FS 886/2015)
  • Bellville (1 Post) (Ref FS 887/2015)
  • Cape Town (1 Post) (Ref FS 888/2015)
  • Mitchells Plain (1 Post) (Ref FS 889/2015)
  • George (1 Post) (Ref FS 890/2015)
  • Paarl (1 Post) (Ref FS 891/2015)
  • Somerset West (1 Post) (Ref FS 892/2015)
  • Vredenburg (1 Post) (Ref FS 893/2015)
  • Worcester (1 Post) (Ref FS 894/2015)
  • Beaufort West (1 Post) (Ref FS 895/2015)

31. Post: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
Sub-Section: Facial Identification: Crime Scene Investigation
Component: Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management
Location of the post:

  • Modimolle: Limpopo (1 Post) (Ref FS 896/2015)
  • Thohoyandou: Limpopo (1 Post) (Ref FS 897/2015)

32. Post: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
Discipline: Environmental Compliance
Component: Quality Management
Location of the post:

  • Questioned Documents: Pretoria (1 Post) (Ref FS 898/2015)
  • Chemistry: Pretoria (1 Post) (Ref FS 899/2015)
  • Ballistics: Pretoria (1 Post) (Ref FS 900/2015)
  • Crime Scene Management: National Office: Pretoria (1 Post) (Ref FS 901/2015)

33. Post: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
Discipline: Quality Assurance
Component: Quality Management
Location of the post:

  • Arcadia: Pretoria (2 Posts) (Ref FS 902/2015)
  • Ballistics: Pretoria (1 Post) (Ref FS 903/2015)
  • Criminalistic Bureau: National Office: Pretoria (2 Posts) (Ref FS 904/2015)
  • Crime Scene Management: National Office: Pretoria (1 Post) (Ref FS 905/2015)
  • Explosives: National Office: Pretoria (1 Post) (Ref FS 906/2015)

Provincial Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management:

  • King William’s Town: Eastern Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 907/2015)
  • Bloemfontein: Free State (1 Post) (Ref FS 908/2015)
  • Johannesburg: Gauteng (1 Post) (Ref FS 909/2015)
  • Durban: KwaZulu Natal (1 Post) (Ref FS 910/2015)
  • Polokwane: Limpopo (1 Post) (Ref FS 911/2015)
  • Middelburg: Mpumalanga (1 Post) (Ref FS 912/2015)
  • Potchefstroom: North West (1 Post) (Ref FS 913/2015)
  • Cape Town: Western Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 914/2015)

34. Post: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
Discipline: Quality Control
Component: Quality Management
Location of the post:

  • Crime Scene Laboratories: National Office: Pretoria (1 Post) (Ref FS 915/2015)
  • Crime Scene Management: National Office: Pretoria (1 Post) (Ref FS 916/2015)

Provincial Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management:

  • King William’s Town: Eastern Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 917/2015)
  • Bloemfontein: Free State (1 Post) (Ref FS 918/2015)
  • Johannesburg: Gauteng (1 Post) (Ref FS 919/2015)
  • Durban: KwaZulu Natal (1 Post) (Ref FS 920/2015)
  • Polokwane: Limpopo (1 Post) (Ref FS 921/2015)
  • Middelburg: Mpumalanga (1 Post) (Ref FS 922/2015)
  • Kimberly: Northern Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 923/2015)
  • Potchefstroom: North West (1 Post) (Ref FS 924/2015)
  • Cape Town: Western Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 925/2015)

Regional Laboratory:

  • Biology: Amanzimtoti: KwaZulu Natal (1 Post) (Ref FS 926/2015)
  • Chemistry: Amanzimtoti: KwaZulu Natal (1 Post) (Ref FS 927/2015)
  • Ballistics: Amanzimtoti: KwaZulu Natal (1 Post) (Ref FS 928/2015)
  • Questioned Documents: Amanzimtoti: KwaZulu Natal (1 Post) (Ref FS 929/2015)
  • Biology: Port Elizabeth: Eastern Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 930/2015)
  • Chemistry: Port Elizabeth: Eastern Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 931/2015)
  • Biology: Plattekloof: Western Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 932/2015)
  • Chemistry: Plattekloof: Western Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 933/2015)
  • Ballistics: Plattekloof: Western Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 934/2015)
  • Questioned Documents: Plattekloof: Western Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 935/2015)

35. Post: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
Discipline: Technical Management
Component: Quality Management
Location of the post:

  • Chemistry: Pretoria (1 Post) (Ref FS 936/2015)
  • Biology: Pretoria (1 Post) (Ref FS 937/2015)
  • Ballistics: Pretoria (1 Post) (Ref FS 938/2015)
  • Scientific Analysis: Pretoria (1 Post) (Ref FS 939/2015)

Regional Laboratory:

  • Biology: Port Elizabeth: Eastern Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 940/2015)
  • Chemistry: Port Elizabeth: Eastern Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 941/2015)
  • Ballistics: Port Elizabeth: Eastern Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 942/2015)
  • Questioned Documents: Port Elizabeth: Eastern Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 943/2015)
  • Ballistics: Amanzimtoti: KwaZulu Natal (2 Posts) (Ref FS 944/2015)
  • Questioned Documents: Amanzimtoti: KwaZulu Natal (1 Post) (Ref FS 947/2015)
  • Ballistics: Plattekloof: Western Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 948/2015)
  • Chemistry: Plattekloof: Western Cape (2 Posts) (Ref FS 949/2015)
  • Biology: Plattekloof: Western Cape (2 Posts) (Ref FS 950/2015)
  • Questioned Documents: Plattekloof: Western Cape (1Post) (Ref FS 951/2015)
  • Chemistry: Amanzimtoti: KwaZulu Natal (2 Posts) (Ref FS 945/2015)
  • Biology: Amanzimtoti: KwaZulu Natal (1 Post) (Ref FS 946/2015)

Provincial Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management:

  • King William’s Town: Eastern Cape (2 Posts) (Ref FS 952/2015)
  • Bloemfontein: Free State (2 Posts) (Ref FS 953/2015)
  • Johannesburg: Gauteng (2 Posts) (Ref FS 954/2015)
  • Durban: KwaZulu Natal (2 Posts) (Ref FS 955/2015)
  • Polokwane: Limpopo (2 Posts) (Ref FS 956/2015)
  • Middelburg: Mpumalanga (2 Posts) (Ref FS 957/2015)
  • Kimberly: Northern Cape (2 Posts) (Ref FS 958/2015)
  • Potchefstroom: North West (2 Posts) (Ref FS 959/2015)
  • Cape Town: Western Cape (2 Posts) (Ref FS 960/2015)

36. Post: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
Discipline: Forensic Awareness
Section: Development Facilitation
Component: Quality Management
Location of the post:

  • Scientific Analysis: Pretoria (1 Post) (Ref FS 961/2015)
  • Victim Identification Centre: Pretoria (1 Post) (Ref FS 962/2015)

Regional Laboratory:

  • Ballistics: Port Elizabeth: Eastern Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 963/2015)
  • Chemistry: Port Elizabeth: Eastern Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 964/2015)
  • Questioned Documents: Port Elizabeth: Eastern Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 965/2015)
  • Chemistry: Amanzimtoti: KwaZulu Natal (1 Post) (Ref FS 966/2015)
  • Biology: Amanzimtoti: KwaZulu Natal (1 Post) (Ref FS 967/2015)
  • Chemistry: Plattekloof: Western Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 968/2015)
  • Ballistics: Plattekloof: Western Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 969/2015)
  • Questioned Documents: Plattekloof: Western Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 970/2015)

Provincial Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management:

  • Kimberly: Northern Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 971/2015)

37. Post: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
Discipline: Lead Investigation
Section: Forensic Database Management
Component: Quality Management
Location of the post: Arcadia: Pretoria (7 Posts) (Ref FS 972/2015)

38. Post: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
Sub-Section: Client Notification Services: Reporting & Liaison
Section: Forensic Database Management
Component: Quality Management
Location of the post: Arcadia: Pretoria (2 Posts) (Ref FS 973/2015)

SUPPORT SERVICES:

39. Post Title: Assistant Administration Officer (Sergeant)
Section: Support Services
Location of the post: Arcadia: Pretoria (1 Post) (Ref FS 974/2015)

GENERAL:

  • Only the official application form (available on the SAPS website and at SAPS recruitment offices) will be accepted. The Z83 previously utilized will no longer be accepted. All instructions on the application form must be adhered to and all previous/pending criminal/disciplinary convictions must be declared. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of the application.
  • The post particulars and reference number of the post must be correctly specified on the application form. A separate application form must be completed for each post.
  • A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae must be submitted together with the application form.
  • Certified copies (certification preferably by Police Officers) of an applicant’s ID document, motor vehicle driver’s license (Police Act appointments), Senior Certificate and all educational qualifications obtained together with the academic record (statement of results) thereof and service certificates of previous employers stating the occupation and the period, must also be submitted and attached to every application. The copies must be correctly certified on the copy itself, not at the back. The certification must not be older than three months. All qualifications and driver’s licenses submitted will be subjected to verification checking with the relevant institutions.
  • CANDIDATES ARE REQUESTED TO INITIAL EACH AND EVERY PAGE OF THE APPLICATION FORM, CV AND ALL ANNEXURES.
  • The closing date for the applications is 2015-09-04. Applications must be mailed timeously. Late applications will not be accepted or considered.
  • Appointments will be made in terms of the SAPS Act or Public Service Act as applicable to the post environment.
  • If a candidate is short-listed, it can be expected of him/her to undergo a personal interview.
  • Successful applicants to be appointed in terms of the South African Police Service Act, 1995 (Act no 68 of 1995) and applicants not yet appointed in terms of the South African Police Service Act, 1995 (Act no 68 of 1995) will have to undergo a medical examination and found to be medically fit. They will further have to comply with the prescripts on the SAPS Dress Order, whereby tattoos may not be visible when wearing uniform, must be willing to undergo the prescribed Introductory Police Development Learning Programme and are expected to work flexi hours or shifts in the execution of their duties.
  • The Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Amendment Act, Act 37 of 2013 requires that all new recruits (appointments) in the South African Police Service as from 31st of January 2015 provide a buccal sample in order to determine their forensic DNA profile. The forensic DNA profile derived from the sample will be loaded to the National Forensic DNA Database.
  • Short-listed candidates for appointment to certain identified posts, will be vetted in terms of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No 32 of 2007) and the Children’s Act, 2005 (Act No 38 of 2005). A candidate, whose particulars appear in either the National Register for Sex Offenders or Part B of the Child Protection Register, will be disqualified from appointment to that post.
  • All short-listed candidates will be subjected to fingerprint screening. Candidates will be subjected to a vetting process which will include security screening and fingerprint verification.
  • Correspondence will be conducted with successful candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
  • The South African Police Service is under no obligation to fill a post after the advertisement thereof.
  • The South African Police Service is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and it is the intention to promote representivity in the Public Service through the filling of these posts. Persons whose transfer/appointment/promotion will promote representivity will therefore receive preference.

Applications and enquiries can be directed to:
Lt Colonel Klopper / Lt Moonsamy
Tel: (012) 421-0194
Tel: (012) 421-0584

Postal Address:
Private Bag X 322
PRETORIA
0001

Hand Delivery:
Cnr Beckett and Pretorius Street
Strelitzia Building
Arcadia

DNA Awareness Trainer wanted for KZN

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015


We are urgently looking for an additional DNA & Crime Scene Awareness Trainer to host our DNA CSI workshops in the KZN region.

DNA Project Team 2015

If you are passionate about forensics and fighting crime, are confident and presentable with great public speaking skills then please email us ASAP at info@dnaproject.co.za with your CV.

Please Note:

  • Preference will be given to someone with knowledge of genetics and/or forensics.
  • This is a part time position where you will be paid per workshop.

The closing date for all applications is Sunday the 12th of July 2015.

SAPS Forensic Services: Available Posts – July 2015

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

New posts within the South African Police Service (SAPS) Forensic Services Division, under the Public Service Act, have been added to their website and are currently being advertised for July 2015http://www.saps.gov.za/careers/careers.php.

Please Note: Police officials are employed in terms of the South African Police Service Act, 1995 (Act No 68 of 1995) and civilian employees are employed in terms of the Public Service Act, 1994 (Act No 103 of 1994).

CLOSING DATE for all applications: 10 July 2015

PUBLIC SERVICE ACT POSTS

Click here to read the application process in terms of the Public Service Act.

Please download the full advertisement for all the new Public Service Act posts, including full requirements, core responsibilities, salary level and how to apply (PDF).

Download the official application form from the SAPS website.

The following posts are available:

1. Post Title: Colonel
Section Commander: Quality Management: Biology
Section: Quality Management: Forensic Science Laboratory
Component: Quality Management
Location of the post: Pretoria (1 Post) (Ref FS 600/2015)

2. Post Title: Major
Commander: Crime Scene Laboratories: Local Criminal Record Centre
Component: Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management
Location of the post:

  • Provincial CR & CSM: Cape Town: Western Cape: (1 Post) (Ref FS 601/2015)
  • Pretoria Central: Gauteng (1 Post) (Ref FS 602/2015)

3. Post Title: Major (Chief Forensic Analyst) [RE-ADVERTISEMENT]
Sub Section Commander: Mechanical & Metallurgical Engineering
Section: Ballistics
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post: Western Cape: Plattekloof (1 Post) (Ref FS 603/2015)

4. Post Title: Major [RE-ADVERTISEMENT]
Commander: Technical Management:
Section: Regional Quality Management
Component: Quality Management
Location of the post: Plattekloof: Western Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 604/2015)

5. Post Title: Major
Commander: Bomb Disposal: Explosives
Section: Provincial Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management
Component: Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management
Location of the post: Cape Town: Western Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 605/2015)

6. Post Title: Major
Commander: Complex / Serial DNA Case Review: Case Review
Section: Biology
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post: Pretoria: Gauteng (1 Post) (Ref FS 606/2015)

7. Post Title: Major
Commander: Drugs General: Chemical Analysis
Section: Chemistry
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post: Pretoria: Gauteng (1 Post) (Ref FS 607/2015)

8. Post Title: Senior Forensic Analyst (Lieutenant)
Sub Section: Semi Automation Reference Samples: DNA Analysis
Section: Biology
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post: Plattekloof: Western Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 608/2015)

9. Post Title: Senior Forensic Analyst (Lieutenant)
Sub Section: Fire Investigation: Chemistry Investigation
Section: Chemistry
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post: Pretoria: Gauteng (1 Post) (Ref FS 609/2015)

10. Post Title: Senior Forensic Analyst (Lieutenant)
Sub Section: Drugs Complex: Chemical Analysis
Section: Chemistry
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post:

  • Pretoria: Gauteng (1 Post) (Ref FS 610/2015)
  • Port Elizabeth: Eastern Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 611/2015)

11. Post Title: Senior Forensic Analyst (Lieutenant)
Sub Section: Routine DNA Case Review: Case Review
Section: Biology
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post: Pretoria: Gauteng (1 Post) (Ref FS 612/2015)

12. Post Title: Senior Forensic Analyst (Lieutenant)
Sub Section Commander: Institutional Development: Development Facilitation: Ballistics
Section: Development Facilitation
Component: Quality Management
Location of the post: Pretoria: Gauteng (1 Post) (Ref FS 613/2015)

13. Post Title: Lieutenant
Sub-Section: Bomb Disposal: Explosives
Section: Provincial Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management
Component: Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management
Location of the post: Durban: Kwazulu-Natal (1 Post) (Ref FS 614/2015)

14. Post Title: Lieutenant
Sub Section Commander: Explosives Control
Component: Criminal Record & Crime Scene Management
Location of the post: Johannesburg: Gauteng (1 Post) (Ref FS 615/2015)

15. Post Title: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
Section: Crime Scene Laboratories
Component: Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management
Location of the post:

  • Middelburg: Eastern Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 616/2015)
  • Mitchells Plain: Western Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 617/2015)
  • Paarl: Western Cape (2 Posts) (Ref FS 618/2015)
  • Protea Glen: Gauteng (1 Post) (Ref FS 619/2015)
  • Potchefstroom: North West (1 Post) (Ref FS 620/2015)

16. Post Title: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
Sub-Section: Chemical Processing: Crime Scene Laboratories
Section: Crime Scene Management
Component: Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management
Location of the post: Pretoria: National Office (1 Post) (Ref FS 621/2015)

17. Post Title: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
Sub-Section: Drugs General: Chemical Analysis
Section: Chemistry
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post: Silverton: Pretoria (2 Posts) (Ref FS 622/2015)

18. Post Title: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
Sub-Section: Fire Investigation: Chemical Analysis
Section: Chemistry
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post: Port Elizabeth: Eastern Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 623/2015)

19. Post Title: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
Sub-Section: Evidence Recovery
Section: Biology
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post: Pretoria: Gauteng (7 Posts) (Ref FS 624/2015)

20. Post Title: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
Sub Section: Image Analysis
Section: Scientific Analysis
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post: Pretoria: Silverton (1 Post) (Ref FS 625/2015)

21. Post Title: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
Sub Section: Organic Analysis: Material Analysis
Section: Scientific Analysis
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post: Pretoria: Silverton (1 Post) (Ref FS 626/2015)

22. Post Title: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
Sub Section: Microscopy Analysis: Trace Analysis
Section: Scientific Analysis
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post: Pretoria: Silverton (1 Post) (Ref FS 627/2015)

23. Post Title: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
Sub Section: Questioned Document Analysis
Section: Regional Laboratory
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post: Plattekloof: Western Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 628/2015)

24. Post Title: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
Sub Section: Ballistics Analysis: Ballistics
Section: Regional Laboratory
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post: Plattekloof: Western Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 629/2015)

25. Post Title: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
Sub Section: Metallurgical Engineering: Mechanical & Metallurgical Engineering
Section: Ballistics
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post: Pretoria (1 Post) (Ref FS 630/2015)

26. Post Title: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer) [RE-ADVERTISEMENT]
Sub Section: Profiling: Material Analysis
Section: Scientific Analysis
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post: Silverton: Pretoria (1 Post) (Ref FS 631/2015)

27. Post Title: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer) [RE-ADVERTISEMENT]
Section: Regional Quality Management
Sub-Section: Quality Management: Pretoria
Component: Quality Management
Location of the post: Pretoria: (1 Post) (Ref FS 632/2015)

28. Post Title: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
Section: Regional Quality Management
Sub-Section: Quality Management: Pretoria
Component: Quality Management
Location of the post: Pretoria: (1 Post) (Ref FS 633/2015)

29. Post Title: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
Sub Section: DNA Analysis
Section: Biology
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post: Plattekloof: Western Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 634/2015)

30. Post Title: Constable
Sub Section: Crime Scene Investigation: Local Criminal Record Centre
Component: Criminal Record & Crime Scene Management
Location of the post:

  • Brits: North West (1 Post) (Ref FS 635/2015)
  • Mount Road: Eastern Cape (2 Posts) (Ref FS 636/2015)
  • Cradock: Eastern Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 637/2015)
  • Mokopane: Limpopo (1 Post) (Ref FS 638/2015)
  • Groblersdal: Limpopo (1 Post) (Ref FS 639/2015)
  • Musina: Limpopo (1 Post) (Ref FS 640/2015)
  • Phalaborwa: Limpopo (1 Post) (Ref FS 641/2015)
  • Thabazimbi: Limpopo (1 Post) (Ref FS 642/2015)
  • Lebowakgomo: Limpopo (1 Post) (Ref FS 643/2015)
  • Worcester: Western Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 644/2015)
  • Paarl: Western Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 645/2015)
  • Cape Town: Western Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 646/2015)
  • Bellville: Western Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 647/2015)
  • Kimberley: Northern Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 648/2015)
  • Vryburg: North West (1 Post) (Ref FS 649/2015)
  • Potchefstroom: North West (1 Post) (Ref FS 650/2015)
  • Port Shepstone: Kwazulu-Natal (1 Post) (Ref FS 651/2015)
  • Durban Central: Kwazulu-Natal (1 Post) (Ref FS 652/2015)

31. Post Title: Constable
Sub Section: Archives: Source Documents
Section: Criminalistic Bureau
Component: Criminal Record & Crime Scene Management
Location of the post: National Office: Pretoria: (5 Posts) (Ref FS 653/2015)

32. Post Title: Constable
Sub Section: Precious Metal Analysis
Section: Scientific Analysis
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post: Pretoria (1 Post) (Ref FS 654/2015)

33. Post Title: Constable
Section: Local Criminal Record Centre
Component: Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management
Location of the post: Witbank: Mpumalanga (6 Posts) (Ref FS 655/2015)

34. Post Title: Constable
Section: Lead Investigation: DNA Database Management
Component: Quality Management
Location of the post: Pretoria (1 Post) (Ref FS 656/2015)

GENERAL:

  • Only the official application form (available on the SAPS website and at SAPS recruitment offices) will be accepted. The Z83 previously utilized will no longer be accepted. All instructions on the application form must be adhered to and all previous/pending criminal/disciplinary convictions must be declared. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of the application.
  • The post particulars and reference number of the post must be correctly specified on the application form. A separate application form must be completed for each post.
  • A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae must be submitted together with the application form.
  • Certified copies (certification preferably by Police Officers) of an applicant’s ID document, motor vehicle driver’s license (Police Act appointments), Senior Certificate and all educational qualifications obtained together with the academic record (statement of results) thereof and service certificates of previous employers stating the occupation and the period, must also be submitted and attached to every application. The copies must be correctly certified on the copy itself, not at the back. The certification must not be older than three months. All qualifications and driver’s licenses submitted will be subjected to verification checking with the relevant institutions.
  • CANDIDATES ARE REQUESTED TO INITIAL EACH AND EVERY PAGE OF THE APPLICATION FORM, CV AND ALL ANNEXURES.
  • The closing date for the applications is 2015-07-10. Applications must be mailed timeously. Late applications will not be accepted or considered.
  • Appointments will be made in terms of the SAPS Act or Public Service Act as applicable to the post environment.
  • If a candidate is short-listed, it can be expected of him/her to undergo a personal interview.
  • Successful applicants to be appointed in terms of the South African Police Service Act, 1995 (Act no 68 of 1995) and applicants not yet appointed in terms of the South African Police Service Act, 1995 (Act no 68 of 1995) will have to undergo a medical examination and found to be medically fit. They will further have to comply with the prescripts on the SAPS Dress Order, whereby tattoos may not be visible when wearing uniform, must be willing to undergo the prescribed Introductory Police Development Learning Programme and are expected to work flexi hours or shifts in the execution of their duties.
  • The Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Amendment Act, Act 37 of 2013 requires that all new recruits (appointments) in the South African Police Service as from 31st of January 2015 provide a buccal sample in order to determine their forensic DNA profile. The forensic DNA profile derived from the sample will be loaded to the National Forensic DNA Database.
  • Short-listed candidates for appointment to certain identified posts, will be vetted in terms of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No 32 of 2007) and the Children’s Act, 2005 (Act No 38 of 2005). A candidate, whose particulars appear in either the National Register for Sex Offenders or Part B of the Child Protection Register, will be disqualified from appointment to that post.
  • All short-listed candidates will be subjected to fingerprint screening. Candidates will be subjected to a vetting process which will include security screening and fingerprint verification.
  • Correspondence will be conducted with successful candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
  • The South African Police Service is under no obligation to fill a post after the advertisement thereof.
  • The South African Police Service is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and it is the intention to promote representivity in the Public Service through the filling of these posts. Persons whose transfer/appointment/promotion will promote representivity will therefore receive preference.

Applications and enquiries can be directed to:
Lt Colonel Klopper / Lt Moonsamy
Tel: (012) 421-0194
Tel: (012) 421-0584

Postal Address:
Private Bag X 322
PRETORIA
0001

Hand Delivery:
Cnr Beckett and Pretorius Street
Strelitzia Building
Arcadia

What is Forensic Photography?

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Put simply, forensic photography (also known as forensic imaging or crime scene photography) relates to photography that is undertaken within a legal context, for example; providing an accurate visual record of an accident or crime scene.

In the process of aiding an investigation and/or legal proceedings in court, forensic photographers are called upon to photograph a wide range of subjects.

These include:

  • Crime Scenes
  • Gunshot Wounds
  • Bitemarks
  • Weapons
  • Trace Evidence
  • Autopsy Procedures

Less obvious but equally important photographic protocols include taking pictures of mail and newspapers to help establish date of death and photographs taken from the perspective of witnesses at the time of the crime etc.

The following short documentary by David Beazley takes a fascinating look at Forensic Photography through the eyes of Nick Marsh – a forensic photographer of over 20 years.

SOURCES:

Forensic Photography – http://www.all-about-forensic-science.com/forensic_photography.html

The Forensic Photographerhttps://vimeo.com/120053370

6 cases that changed crime analysis

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

The following infographic by Portland State University takes a look at how crime analysis has changed for the better since 1784:

(click on image to enlarge)

SOURCE: http://online.ccj.pdx.edu/resources/infographics/6-cases-that-changed-crime-analysis-infographic/

CREDIT: Portland State University Online Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice