The Flying Squad Official provides a quick response to
priority, serious and violent crimes in progress in an attempt
to apprehend the suspect and to limit possible further danger to
the victim. He/ She stabilizes the crime scene by arresting the
suspect, protecting and securing the crime scene before the
arrival of the investigating officer. Visible policing is done
by means of vehicle patrols. They are also involved in crime
prevention. Other functions include assistance to police
stations in attending minor complaints, serving as back up
during policing of major events and attend to suicide scenes.
These members are only deployed in larger metropolitan areas.
The only difference between Flying Squad and Highway Patrol is
that a Highway Patrol primarily function on the highways.
What are the minimum requirements to
become a Flying Squad Official?
Two years functional policing experience is a recommendation,
but not a prerequisite. Code 08 drivers licence, must fit
competency profile, must be medically fit and completed Tactical
Training level I and II.
Emergency life support and advanced defensive driving
training. Further training includes Tactical Refresher Course.
Where can you be stationed?
The Flying Squad in the South African Police Service.
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