Extra training for cops

29 November 2010 - 13:12
By Sapa

Aspiring police officers will now have to train for two years, instead of the traditional one-year training period

National police Commissioner Bheki Cele said this in Pretoria on Monday.

Historically officers would train for six months at a police college and have another six months field training.    

Cele said officers would now have to spend one year at a police college and another year undergoing field training.

He also announced that communities would become more involved in the recruitment of officers.