Vehicle Crime Investigation Officials are responsible for the
co-ordination of international vehicle crime related enquiries.
The co-ordination of the repatriation of vehicles
misappropriated in the Republic of South Africa and recovered
abroad and vice versa, co-ordination of non-investigative
vehicle crime related projects as an endeavour to combat vehicle
crime and the verification and management of information
circulated on the South African Police Service Circulation
System as vested in the National Vehicle Information Control
Centre as well as the control of all core functions as vested in
the Vehicle Safeguarding Unit. Co-ordination of vehicle crime
related information received form the Department of Transport is
also done by these officials.
What are the minimum requirements to
become a Vehicle Crime Investigation Official?
The individual must be in a possession of a valid drivers
licence (Code 08 or higher), have at least one year functional
experience in a detective environment, completed a basic
detective course and be willing to undergo a polygraph,
psychometric test and security clearance vetting, whenever
Individuals undergo training in the Vehicle Crime
Investigators’ Course and Vehicle Safeguarding Unit Training
Where can you be stationed?
Vehicle Crime Investigation Officials are stationed at
Vehicle Safeguarding Units of Vehicle Identification Sections in
the South African Police Service countrywide.
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