SPECIES PROTECTION INVESTIGATOR
The Endangered Species Protection Investigator is involved
with Investigation that relates to the hunting, importation,
exploration, possession, buying of, selling of endangered
species or any products of such species, the illegal dealing in
culture-historical artifacts. The activities of the Endangered
Species Protection Unit are subdivided into four fields of
investigation: Covert Investigation, Strategic and tactical
investigation, Special Investigation and Syndicate
What are the minimum requirements to
become an Endangered Species Protection Investigator?
The prospective incumbent must have at least two years
functional experience in a detective environment, be familiar
with the CAS (Criminal Administration System), circulation and
other mainframe systems in use by the South African Police
Service. He/ she must be prepared to undergo a six month
probation period, be prepared to work with potentially dangerous
animals like snakes and have knowledge of plants.
The following courses are presented: The ESPU (Endangered
Species Protection Unit) Course, A Photography Course, A
Surveillance and Counter Surveillance Course, A Course in
Interrogation Techniques and 4x4 Course. Further training
includes courses in for example CYCAD identification.
Where can you be stationed?
Endangered Species Protection Units in South African Police
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