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Dear Policing Certificate students. Kindly note the revised curricula below 2013 Module A: Policing Laws (Level 5 of certification with 12 NQF credits) After studying this module you will be able to: • describe the Constitution of Namibia, • describe the history of policing in Namibia, • understand the Police Act of 1990 Module B: Policing Laws (Level 5 of certification with 12 NQF credits) After studying this module you will be able to: • describe the organisation and functions of the Namibian Police Force, • describe the Police Force’s responsibilities in general but especially when making an arrest, the use of firearms, the use of handcuffs, and diplomatic representatives Module A: English Communication (Level 5 of certification with 10 NQF credits) After studying this module you will be able to: • identify different parts of speech, • explain the use of punctuation marks, • explain the use of tenses in English, • explain how to combine sentences, • illustrate the use of different types of questions, • use active and passive voice, and apply direct and indirect speech, • explain skimming, scanning and intensive reading methods Module B: English Communication (Level 5 of certification with 10 NQF credits) After studying this module you will be able to: • describe the criteria of communications, • understand good listening and questioning skills, • understand the writing of an affidavit statement, • understand the compiling of different kinds of correspondence, • describe the requirements for the use of the filing system, • describe the basic protocol duties and responsibilities for different units, speeches and official visits Module A: Crime Prevention I (Level 5 of certification with 14 NQF credits) After studying this module you will be able to: • describe the responsibilities and duties of the station commander and duty officer, • analyse the organisation and supervision of charge office duties, • describe the completion of the crime register (POL 1) by different members, • describe the responsibilities of different members regarding the completion and filing of case dockets, • clarify the rules and responsibilities of different officers regarding exhibits, lost, found and stolen property, • explain how to complete a cell register, control register and an inquest docket, • explain the purpose and how to complete the following forms and registers: notebook, occurrence book, indemnity by claimant form, register of exhibits and the receipt of arms, • explain the laws and procedures regarding admission of guilt and granting of bail and completing relevant forms, • explain the guidelines regarding the attendance register, circulations and cancellation of stolen vehicles, vehicle and owner’s identification certificates and investigator’s case register Module B: Crime Prevention I (Level 5 of certification with 14 NQF credits) After studying this module you will be able to: • explain standing orders and the responsibility of the different members and the procedures followed with regards to property of prisoners, • describe the duties and responsibilities of different officers regarding the releasing, detention, cell management, guarding procedures, feeding and clothing, problems with and transfer and escort of prisoners, • explain regulations regarding transfer of prisoners and detention of juveniles, legalities and officers’ responsibilities regarding the detention of prisoners and completing relevant registers, • describe the duties, responsibilities, utilisation and general administration of the police dogs and their handlers in the Namibian Police, • describe the mission and circumstances under which air support by the Namibian Police Air Wing Division will be rendered, • describe the duties, responsibilities, utilisation and general administration of the Namibian Mounted Police Force, • explain the duties, objectives and types of police patrols, • understand recruitment, training and operations of a Traffic Unit in the Namibian Police and determining of ownership of a vehicle or vehicle particulars and the marking (including unmarked) of vehicles, suspected or stolen vehicles, not roadworthy or when a warrant of arrest is being issued in respect of such vehicle or driver, • understand an overview of border security processes, • explain Namibia’s legislation regarding terrorism-related cases Module A: Investigative Principles (Level 5 of certification with 12 NQF credits) After studying this module you will be able to: • describe the general guidelines of investigation and the importance of witness statements, • describe the different forms of evidence and discuss the different search methods, • describe the collection of evidence, • describe the elements related to the chain of custody form, • explain the packaging of evidence and the handling thereof, • describe the process of investigative interviewing Module B: Investigative Principles (Level 5 of certification with 12 NQF credits) After studying this module you will be able to: • explain how to give feedback to complainants on attended cases and how to give evidence in court, • describe the concepts of identification and individualisation, • describe the investigation and reconstruction of crime scenes, • explain how to execute warrants of arrest, • explain the subpoena of witnesses and the importance of attending court as an investigator, • explain the procedure of completing and writing up of case dockets Module A: Investigation of Crime I (Level 5 of certification with 12 NQF credits) After studying this module you will be able to: • describe the nature and investigation of property crimes, • describe the investigation of stolen property and damage to property, • describe the investigation of crimes against the person Module B: Investigation of Crime I (Level 5 of certification with 12 NQF credits) After studying this module you will be able to: • describe the responsibilities and investigation techniques of a police member at a vehicle accident scene, • describe the nature, causes and investigation of culpable homicide, unnatural deaths and suicide, • describe the investigation of driving under the influence, public indecency and the obstruction of the course of justice
Dear Students. The August examinations will be starting on the 16th August 2014 to the 30th August 2014. Kindly prepare yourselves very well to ace these examinations and proceed to the next academic year. • Believe in yourself • Get enough rest Plan your study time- • Try to maintain a healthy lifestyle • Get accurate information Develop a method for studying Leave plenty of time to revise Good luck with your examinations.
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Dear Students. The August examinations will be starting on the 16th August 2014 to the 30th August 2014. Kindly prepare yourselves very well to ace these examinations and proceed to the next academic year. • Believe in yourself • Get enough rest Plan your study time- • Try to maintain a healthy lifestyle • Get accurate information Develop a method for studying Leave plenty of time to revise Good luck with your examinations.
Dear DPPE students: IOL realized that many of you submitted assignments for Mother tongue in English while registered for a different mother tongue. IOL regrets to inform you that you will unfortunately receive your assignment back unmarked. Please redo the assignment in the mother tongue you registered for and submit it for the due date 15 June 2014. Please call Abel at 061-275 4301 for more information

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Dear DPPE student: It is a requirement that both DPP-CL11 assignments be typed. IOL regrets to inform you that your assignment will be nullified if it is not typed... Please call Abel at 061-275 4301 for more information...
DPPE students: Please take serious attention to the following subject codes for Mother tongue 1: DPP-MT1Eng (English), DPP-MT1Osk (Oshikwanyama), DPP-MT1Osd (Oshindonga), DPP-MT1Otj (Otjiherero), DPP-MT1Sil (Silozi), DPP-MT1Ruk (Rukwangali) and DPP-MT1Kho (Khoekhoegowab)----------- Mother Tongue 2: DPP-MT2Eng (English), DPP-MT2Osk (Oshikwanyama), DPP-MT2Osd (Oshindonga), DPP-MT2Otj (Otjiherero), DPP-MT2Sil (Silozi), DPP-MT2Ruk (Rukwangali) and DPP-MT2Kho (Khoekhoegowab)----------- Mother Tongue 3: DPP-MT3Eng (English), DPP-MT3Osk (Oshikwanyama), DPP-MT3Osd (Oshindonga), DPP-MT3Otj (Otjiherero), DPP-MT3Sil (Silozi), DPP-MT3Ruk (Rukwangali) and DPP-MT3Kho (Khoekhoegowab)----------- Please make sure that you use this subject codes correctly on your assignments and Examination scripts, depending on the mother tongue you are registered for, or any where you are expected to list them.
Dear IOL students. Please ensure that you include your real names and student number or id numbers when requesting for help from IOL. It will be easier for the staff to render assistance when these details are included. Enjoy the student portal and good luck with your studies.
DPPE students: Be reminded that you should complete 60% (7 subjects/modules), of your first year modules for you to be allowed to continue to year 2. Some of you will realize that no marks were received for year 2 assignments. This is because you did not qualify for year 2 yet.. Please contact Abel for more information
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