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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Handle a dog to assist in the apprehension of a violent suspect 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11516  Handle a dog to assist in the apprehension of a violent suspect 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Security 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  17 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-11-01  2008-11-01  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-11-01   2012-11-01  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Person credited with this standard will be capable of ensuring the effective and appropriate use of a dog that is able to react to the handlers command to search for and or apprehend an aggressive/violent suspect for the purpose of lawful arrest.

Benefit for society of this unit standard is that the person who completes this will contribute to safety in society.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Evaluate a crime scene.
  • Prepare the dog to search for and apprehend a suspect for the purpose of lawful arrest.
  • Utilise the dog to assist in apprehending and arresting an identified suspect.
  • Ensure that appropriate procedures are followed after the arrest. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills, attitude and/or equivalent:
  • A knowledge, comprehension and application of language and mathematical skills at NQF 3
  • Care for the welfare of a service dog.
  • Handle a dog for protection and to deter crime. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard applies to persons competently handling dogs in the apprehension of violent suspects. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Evaluate a crime scene. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Handler must include:
  • Handler and dog operates as a cohesive unit. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Handler verifies the nature of the complaint. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Handler ascertains the conditions at the scene of crime. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Handler positively identifies the suspect. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Handler ensures that the dog can carry out the task of searching for and/or apprehension of a fleeing or violent suspect. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare the dog to search for and apprehend a suspect for the purpose of lawful arrest. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Handler ensures that the dog is focused on the identified suspect. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Handler identifies himself to the suspect. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Handler cautions the suspect of his intent to release the dog, if the suspect fails to submit. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Utilise the dog to assist in apprehending and arresting an identified suspect. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Search must include:
    Day, night, in buildings, open areas, over obstacles, etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Handler gives the necessary commands in order for the dog to search for and/or apprehend an identified suspect. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Handler maintains control of the dog during apprehension of the identified suspect. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Handler ensures that the dog releases the suspect upon submission, by giving the appropriate command. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Handler must be in total control of the dog during the arrest of a suspect. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Ensure that appropriate procedures are followed after the arrest. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Medical attention/Search must include:
  • HIV/AIDS awareness 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Handler ensures that the dog is placed under control in order to effect a physical search of the suspect, in terms of works place procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Suspect and dog are respectively inspected for injuries. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Medical attention is given to suspect and/or dog in the event of an injury sustained during the arrest. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Handler completes relevant documentation to record the incident according to workplace procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the POSLEC SETA ETQA/and any other body with whom a MOU was entered into.
    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the POSLEC SETA ETQA/and any other body with whom a MOU was entered into.
    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the POSLEC ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the POSLEC SETA ETQA/and any other body with whom a MOU was entered into, procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Refer to the Specific Outcomes and the Assessment Criteria contained in this unit standard and specifically to:
  • A comprehensive understanding of the relevant legislation, licensing requirements and procedures and practices.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the lawful use of dogs at the scene of an incident.
  • A basic understanding of handler and dog relationships. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the achievement of relevant legislative competencies. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one`s activities so that all requirements are met in achieving competence in lawfully using a dog to apprehend a violent suspect. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information related to the relevant legislation so that these are accurately interpreted into application performance standards. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems in that legislative requirements are interrelated with the overall safe and lawful of a dog to apprehend a violent suspect. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Supplementary Information:

    Specified Requirements

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are LEGAL
  • Applicable sections of the Firearms Control Act 60/2000.
  • Applicable section of the Criminal Procedures Act, 1977.
  • Applicable section of the Regulation of Gatherings Act, 1993.
  • Applicable sections of the Dangerous Weapons Act.

    Context Specific
  • Training provider user manuals
  • Specifications, agreements and policies and procedures

    Resources required for Assessment:
  • Safety equipment and protective uniform/clothes
  • Communications equipment.
  • Necessary administrative and stationary issue.
  • Dogs and equipment.
  • Suspect.
  • First aid equipment.
  • Vehicle to transport dogs.
  • Criterion referenced assessment instructions/tools.
  • A suitable venue: workplace and classroom. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  22491   Further Education and Training Certificate: Specialist Security Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-11-16  SAS SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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