From 2000 to 2004 the Noordhoek wetlands and beach in the Table Mountain National Park suffered ongoing criminal attacks on visitors. Criminal attacks included armed robbery, assault of visitors and rape. Due to the remoteness of the area, the police and park rangers were unable to apprehend suspects. Only by tracking suspects and using the CyberTracker to plot their movements, was it possible to plan successful operations to catch the criminals.
Today, science plays such an important role in modern policing that a differentiation between the two is unthinkable. If the art of tracking is described as the origin of science, its practical applications in modern policing should be explored with specific reference to the functions of the police.Learn More