The Western Cape government says it is concerned by the decline in the number of active police reservists in the province.
Statistics show that the number of active police reservists has sharply declined by 84% over the last nine years.
In 2008, the Western Cape had 5059 active reservists. This number has dwindled to 829 in 2017.
DA Western Cape's Mireille Wenger says the reservists policy signed off in 2013 has excluded many applicants from becoming qualify candidates.
The new reservist policy is very restrictive and excludes many people from applying to become a reservist.— Mireille Wenger, DA Western Cape Spokesperson on Community Safety
Wenger explains that officials have urged Saps to reconsider the exclusionary application criteria.
Take a listen to her explain: