Give a gift to a CAP officer and controller
From my home to yours
What is the year-end gift about?
For many years CAP has facilitated collections for a year-end gift from homes and businesses in our communities to the Tactical Officers and Controllers that serve them. These collections are received from the individuals and then distributed to officers and controllers within CAP’s Teams.
Our officers and controllers already receive performance related bonuses and CAP has a policy in place that staff cant receive gifts directly. This campaign is aimed at providing those in the community who wish to recognize our officers and controllers work a way to contribute directly to them.
The campaign began when many CAP neighbourhoods would do a collection individually – and subsequently asked us to manage these collections to promote fairness throughout the teams.
Why do we ask community members to pay towards year-end bonuses on top of monthly payments to CAP?
The funds collected from residents for armed response and public space fees are used to resource CAPs operations. As CAP is an NPO all funds received are put back into the communities we protect and utilised to continue our crime-fighting initiative. These funds provide for running costs and ensure CAP communities are kept safe.
This year our communities were much safer than they would have been without CAP – we arrested over 500 suspects, and averted multitudes of attacks on our neighbours. This performance is largely thanks to the CAP Officers and Controllers who have sacrificed much and put themselves at risk to ensure we deliver on our promise.
Therefore, we ask all homes and businesses to make a contribution, and facilitate the collection and distribution of this.
Does CAP pay its people well and give a bonus to officers and controllers?
CAP is proud of the fact that we continue to remunerate our people at higher levels than industry norms. As required by law, all of our officers and controllers receive a statutory bonus in the form of a 13th cheque on their date of engagement.
Notwithstanding the above, our teams are paid relatively small amounts of money – and the top-up they receive from the community at the end of the year is meaningful.
Who qualifies to receive a year-end community bonus?
These funds are divided equitably between officers and controllers who are eligible to receive the bonus. There are exclusions for managers, and the gift is apportioned based on the employee's start date. The year-end bonus is received by 375 officers and 70 controllers.
How much do our officers and controllers receive?
This number has varied through the years. As agreed with community leaders, Tactical Officers receive a larger portion of the funds owing to the high level of commitment they display. The more we collect the more they get, last year Tactical Officers received a little over R3 500 each, while Controllers were each gifted over R1 000 each.
Can you get a Section 18A by contributing?
No, the reason for this is that these funds are not being donated to CAP and then being used to further our resources. The officer year-end appreciation funds are collected and then directly handed to those who they have been collected for. CAP simply acts as a conduit for the collections.
For payment via EFT
Our Banking Details
Bank Name: Mercantile Current Account
Account name: GJCAP
Account Number: 1050663179
Branch code: 450905
Reference: B + Your name and area