The Sowetan entertains us with this headline "SAPS needs cops from all groups" telling like it gives a crap. If it was really interested then it may expend a few minutes - that's all it would take - to find the reasons why whites do not want to join the police farce. One word: racism. Find me a white station commander and I'll trade you a four-leaf clover. Whites are told promotion is not an option, regardless of years served. I know, I have a friend in the force who's been there for almost 23 years and he has been told umpteen times that he will never be promoted. It's a dead end job. Then you face having to work with colleagues that are untrustworthy and whose work ethics leave a lot to be desired. But yeah, hand out the pamphlets.
'It was a ploy to get rid of whites' - former operational commander of the police's anti-corruption unit arrested on false murder charge as part of a "witch-hunt" by the police "in a bid to get rid of white members".
Racism at cop shop (The Sowetan) - The same paper runs a bullshit hit piece accusing white officers of racism after black officers at Soweto’s Protea Glen police station supposedly find racist posters at their workplace. Note the incorrect spelling on the notice. No Afrikaner would make that error.
The South African Police Service is battling to attract minority groups to join the force. Recruitment figures of white, coloured and Indian South Africans have dwindled in the past nine years.
Present figures show that 99,9percent of those entering the basic training institutions for the police are black Africans.
National police spokesperson Director Selby Bokaba said the police service has launched a new campaign after noticing the decline in entry numbers of minority groups.
He said the campaign “was being taken to high schools, malls and churches”.
Bokaba said they had been advertising posts in the police service in newspapers predominantly read by the three race groups.
He said the challenge faced by the police was that they were “fighting for the same piece of cake with the SANDF and Metro police”.
The campaign was launched in Newcastle in KwaZulu-Natal – with police showcasing their national criminal record centre, diving unit, communication and liaison unit, air wing, national task force and explosives unit.