During a meeting hosted by the WC SAPS Provincial Office, Commissioner Petros, once again gave his committement to keeping the specialized services of the FCS Units. Of great concern however is the stress level and trauma experienced by the members of these units. Commissioner Petros referred to the recent case of the 3 year old baby who was kidnapped, raped and stabbed to death, and his concern for the members having to deal with this kind of trauma on a daily basis.
MAB has agreed to look at training programs to address this issue in the next year. MAB was also asked to assist the Gender Justice Forum with their training program. It is becoming more and more important to assist the police in equipping members with soft skills.