Aberdeen SAPS has been fortunate to secure the services of two new constables for six months for their workplace skills development phase. The two young men, both of whom grew up in Aberdeen, were part of the 2019 intake at the SAPS Training Academy in Bhisho, and passed out in December.
Cst Arnaut Frazenburg (23) matriculated from Aberdeen Secondary School in 2013, and first applied to join the SAPS the following year. When this was unsuccessful, he spent as a general worker with SANParks, as well as a local construction company. He also spent some time working as a barman in a tavern in Aberdeen, and during this time he saw many problems associated with under-age drinking and alcohol abuse.
Frazenburg knew from a young age that he wanted to join the police, and was inspired in this by his father, a warrant officer with the Aberdeen detective unit. “Through my father’s example, and what I saw for myself in the community, I wanted to help make a change for the better,” he explained. He is adamant that he will not abuse his powers as a SAPS officer, but will use his position to help solve some of the problems in the community.
Cst Zinzin-Robin Kameel (24) attended primary school in Aberdeen, and matriculated from Hoer Volkskool in 2013. On leaving school, he was uncertain what career he wanted to pursue, and stayed home for a year before joining his brother in East London, where he worked in a cancer care unit. He applied to join SAPS in 2017, and was accepted the following year for the 2019 intake.
He also had family members working for the SAPS, and this influenced his decision to serve in the police. Since starting work in December, he has spent two days in Klipplaat, as well as time at the Aberdeen station. Two areas that he finds particularly concerning are domestic violence, often fuelled by alcohol, and the many cases of housebreaking that occurred over the festive season. “Aberdeen was my first choice for this placement, and I hope that I can make a positive contribution to the safety of the community during my time here,’ he said.