Special constables’ promise for greener pastures

The BPS has revealed that more police constables were struggling to join the mainstream service
The BPS has revealed that more police constables were struggling to join the mainstream service

Despite having been showered with praises for their hard work and commitment, the Botswana Police Service's (BPS) special constables have over the years been struggling to join the mainstream service, something that has frustrated them for years as they feel undervalued.

Due to lack of progression amongst special constables, the BPS has come up with reforms expected to improve the situation. Amongst the reforms, more special constables will be absorbed and also the age gap for recruitment has been increased to 40 years old. Initially, the law was very clear that special constables could not be recruited for training if they were more than 35 years.

But the institution revealed it has made relaxations in terms of age. This was revealed by the Acting Police Commissioner, Phemelo Ramakorwane when appearing before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) recently.

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