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Entry Requirements

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR JOINING THE POLICE SERVICE

1. Citizen of Botswana
2. Aged between 18 - 30 years.
3. Having passed BGCSE with a Credit in English Language and minimum overall of 30 points
4. Having good character
5. Without any criminal record
6. Physically and mentally fit (confirmed by a Government Medical Doctor)

Curriculum

SUBJECTS OFFERED FOR PRE-SERVICE TRAINEES (curriculum)

1. Criminal Law (Penal Code)
2. Criminal Procedure & Evidence
3. Police Duties and Procedures
4. Human Rights
5. Communication and Study Skills
6. Community Policing
7. Physical Education and First Aid.
8. Computer Awareness
9. Drill
10. Civil Defence (Special Support Group)
11. Research Project
12. Criminology

Duration of training   52 weeks

The training is divided into classroom based for 9 months; 2 months station practical attachments and 1-month civil defence.

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