Photography entails much more than merely taking photographs.
The work of photographers contains two basic elements namely the
taking of pictures and the development of photographs until the
desired quality is obtained. Some of the essential qualities to
be a photographer include creativity, originality and good
The South African Police Service has two kinds of
photographers. The one works at the South African Police Service
Communication and Liaison Services and the other one is known as
a police photographer at the Criminal Record Centre.
The photographer at Communication and Liaison Services is
responsible for the promotion of the corporate image of the
South African Police Service in order to improve service
delivery and the publics’ view of the South African Police
Service, by means of various marketing and image building
projects for different divisions/section i.e posters.
Police photography is the special application of photography
at crime scenes and to help solve crimes.
What are the minimum requirements to
become a Photographer?
Prospective photographers must have relevant
qualification/diploma and experience in photography
In-service training will be provided in the South African
Police Service. Relevant courses includes Corel draw, Adobe
photo shop, Adobe PageMaker and Macro media freehand.
Where can you be stationed?
A Photographer can be stationed at the South African Police
Service Communication and Liaison Service or at the South
African Police Service Criminal Record Centres depending on the
nature of the photography you are interested in.
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