Cops mov­ing up the lad­der

Daily News - - METRO - JA­SON FELIX ja­[email protected]

PO­LICE of­fi­cers are mov­ing up the ranks in droves.

That is due to Po­lice Min­is­ter Bheki Cele, who has made good on his prom­ise to pro­mote thou­sands of of­fi­cers who have served in the same rank for years, with the first batch of 28 000 up for pro­mo­tion this fi­nan­cial year.

Ear­lier in the year, Cele tabled the po­lice’s 2018/19 bud­get vote, vow­ing to roll out the process over the next three fi­nan­cial years.

In April, he said the po­lice needed R2 bil­lion to pro­mote of­fi­cers.

“We made a com­mit­ment with man­age­ment to say we will be work­ing on pro­mot­ing those peo­ple…

“We are pleased to an­nounce the grade pro­gres­sion of mem­bers. There will be a re­grad­ing of cer­tain cat­e­gories, which will in­crease the num­ber of peo­ple pro­moted,” the po­lice min­is­ter said.

JA­SON FELIX

POPCRU pres­i­dent Ziza­mele Ce­bekhulu, Deputy Po­lice Min­is­ter Bon­gani Mkongi, Po­lice Min­is­ter Bheki Cele and Na­tional Po­lice Com­mis­sioner Khehla Si­tole. |

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