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1.1.1 - The Bureau for Missing Persons which is an
investigative support unit that provide for the circulation and broadcasting of
missing persons. It also has a
supportive role in the investigation of a missing person's case.
1.1.2 - The distribution of information as fast and wide as
possible on a missing person is of utmost importance. Provincial Organizational Structure:
Policing: Detective Service:
1. Provincial Commissioner
2. Deputy Provincial commissioner - Policing
3. Provincial Head - Detective Service
4. Provincial Commander - General Investigation
(Including police stations, Missing Persons & Court Liaison Officers)
1.1.3 The Bureau for Missing Persons releases information to
the media to help the community get involved in helping to find the missing
person. The information given to the
media are controlled and only contain information that the BMP feels is
1.2.1 - Missing Person: alive or dead, known but the location
Found Person: passed away but known
Unidentified Person: dead people whose identities are
1.2.2 - The objectives of the legal framework are to guide
police investigators with the investigations.
For instance officers need to know when a warrant is required and when
he can enter the premises without one.
The National Instruction have great value to all Investigation Officers
as it stipulates the steps to be taken or what the Investigators are allowed to
do during the investigation without civil claims against the SAPS.
1.2.3 - The Bureau for Missing Persons has a supportive role
in the investigation of a missing person's case. Support is given to the investigator as well
as secondary support to the reporter.
The purposed is to use all the vital resources to reunite the missing
person with their family. The duties
include the perusing of documents to ensure that all the information was
completed as is expected. All cases received
must be registered in an acceptance register kept by the Bureau for Missing
persons. Cases received must be captured
on the Circulation system. Requests for
broadcasting must be done.
1.3.1 - The case must be determined as either criminally based
or non-criminally based. Those that are
not criminally based are sent to an investigator from Visible policing who will
investigate the details. If it is criminally
based than it goes to the investigator from the Detective services. When dealing with children under the age of
18 the case is handed off to the Serious and Violent crimes unit or the Family
Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences unit. Follow-up leads are to be treated in the same
way as an investigation. In order to use
resources wisely cases that are older may be cancelled in place of newer cases.
1.3.2 SAP 55 (A)
1.3.3 The investigator will fill out a
SAPS 92 form to close the case. After
that the investigator will discuss with the family of the caregivers of the
Alzheimer's individual about family services.
This means contact numbers for groups and facilities that handle these
types of individuals. The family members
or caregivers will also need counseling in order to deal with the situation.
1.3.4 The investigator on the case
must fill out a SAPS 55 (B) form which will be circulated within the
mortuaries. This form is completed with
as much information about the corpse as possible such as the clothes, jewelry,
scars, and tattoos. Fingerprint collect
is extremely vital in the identification process of the unidentified
corpses. Photographs are taken and then
the information is circulated through the media as well. Every avenue available must be used to
identify the body until the mortuaries reach capacity and the bodies must be
deposed of for health reasons.
1.4.1 First, the SAPS 55 (A) is registered
with a reference number to make it easier to track in circulation. Second, photos are used as a means to
identify the missing or unidentified individual. Third, the picture is required to be recent,
clear, face in the front, and a close-up shot. Fourth, when group pictures are used for
identification the missing or unidentified individual needs to be pointed
out. Fifth, the photo is returned once
the case has been solved or closed.
1.4.2 The circulation process is
designed to give the missing persons or unidentified corpses as much exposure
as possible. Through this process the
media can distribute the information over a large range. Also, circulations are sent to the
mortuaries. The hope is that someone
will recognize the individual on the news and call in or the mortuary will have
1.4.3 SAPS 92
1.4.4 The first person to be detained
is the individual or individuals last in contact with the missing person. This may be the fastest way to capture the
abductor or get additional information that could bring the missing person home
safe. The second person to be detained
would be someone who had a grudge against the missing person. Revenge is a good motivate to get rid of
1.4.5 An investigator fills out the SAPS 55 (A). It is important at this point to determine if
the missing person case is associated with a crime or not.
1. Involve the reporter in the investigation. It creates a healthy relationship and gives rise
to a constant flow of information both ways.
2. Is the person really missing?
3. What is the present status of the missing person (e.g.
4. Who are the biological or adopted parents, family or
5. Have all possible witnesses, friends or family members
been carefully questioned?
6. Was there a motive or reason for the missing person to
7. Was there any noticeable change in behaviour before
8. Liaise with psychologists, counselors or doctors who
treated the missing person.
1.5.2 Time is the enemy in a missing person's case. Everyone moment that is lost reduces the
chances of finding the missing person.
Also, if the investigator is not familiar with the guidelines, he or she
could overlook some very important information.
It is also possible that the actions of the investigator could produce a
lawsuit for him or the department.
1.6.1 The legal framework instructs the investigators on the
case how to address the public and the families such as never giving personal
opinions simply the facts about the case.
The legal framework leaves a distinct paper trail so the steps in the
investigation can be followed. The legal
framework does not require a waiting period for the SAPS (A) and (B) to be
completed which helps put the families or caregivers at ease. These missing individuals are important and
the public doesn't want to feel as though the investigator or the department
1.6.2 One of the most important reasons for having legal
prescripts is to prevent lawsuits against the investigator or the department.
1.6.3 a) yes
Suspicion of child endangerment.
1.6.4 The South African Police Service is legally obligated to
hear and investigate any and all reports of missing persons.
1.6.5 Because the South African Police Service was formed for
the good and protection of the people, when individuals go missing that
represents members of society in trouble.
Sometimes investigating these cases helps to bring additional criminals
to justice such as child molesters and those involved in human trafficking.
1.6.6 a) Yes
of crimes have experienced a trauma. In
order to get back on track services will be required.
1.6.7 The family members and significant others of the victim
The Victim Support group is found at the nearest police station.