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WC records decline in police reservists

A parliamentary reply from the Police Ministry also confirms that number has gone down to 829 in 2017.

FILE: SA Police Service members. Picture: SAPS.

CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance (DA) is concerned that the number of active police reservists in the Western Cape has declined by 84% since 2008.

In 2008 the Western Cape had just over 5,000 active reservists.

A parliamentary reply from the Police Ministry also confirms that number has gone down to 829 in 2017.

There has also been a decline in the number of reservists being called up on a yearly basis from over 22,000 in 2008 to zero this year.

The DA says it's referring the matter to the Provincial Police Ombudsman for investigation.