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The South African Police Service (SAPS) has embarked on a nationwide recruitment process to attract youth between the ages of 18 and 30, to join the Service as police trainees for the 2019/2020 Basic Police Learning Development Programme (BLDP) intake.

Young men and women who are in possession of a Senior Certificate / National Senior Certificate or National Certificate (Vocational), as well as those in possession of post-matric qualifications, who possess no criminal records and no pending criminal cases are encouraged to apply. Those who previously served in a Government Department and were subsequently dismissed due to misconduct are discouraged from applying.

To ensure that we enlist disciplined, upright and passionate candidates, only the right candidates will be enlisted.  All applicants will be subjected to a fitness, psychometric and integrity test as well as medical evaluations during the recruitment, selection and enlistment process. Vetting and fingerprint verifications will also be conducted. Successful Police Trainees will be subjected to continuous security and fitness screening which include continuous verification of criminal profile as well as medical and physical fitness (inclusive of drug/substance abuse testing).

Remuneration for the Induction Phase and Basic Training Phase will be a stipend of R4500-00. Successful applicants must take note that they will be trained at any SAPS Academy in South Africa and will be placed at any Police Station / Unit in South Africa after completion of training.

So, do you possess the following minimum requirements?

  • Between the ages of 18 and under 30 years
  • Be a South African citizen
  • In possession of a Senior Certificate / National Senior Certificate or National Certificate (Vocational) or a three (3) year, National Diploma / Degree recorded on the National Learner Record Database (NLRD) on at least an NQF 6 or higher level in Law / Policing / Criminology / Law Enforcement / Forensic Investigation
  • Proficient in at least two languages of which one must be English
  • Prepared to take the oath of office
  • Have NO CRIMINAL RECORD / NO PENDING CRIMINAL CASES
  • Be prepared to be trained at any SAPS Academy in South Africa and to be placed at any Police Station / Unit in South Africa after completion of the Institution Phase

If you answered yes to all these requirements, then here is an opportunity for you to join the South African Police Service.

To give effect to the professionalization of the SAPS as contained in the National Development Plan, Vision 2030 as well as emanating from the resolutions taken during the National Recruitment Indaba held in July 2019, the National Commissioner has approved the introduction of a Two Stream system for the recruitment of new Police Officers. Recruitment will henceforth take place in the following Streams:

 

 

 

 

 

 

STREAM 1

Applicants in possession of a Senior Certificate / National Senior Certificate / National Certificate (Vocational);

Applicants who successfully completed the Military Skills Cadet Development Programme with the South African National Defence Force

Successful applicants in Stream 1 will undergo a 21-month training programme consisting of three (3) phases:

  • Induction Phase
    One (1) month at a designated police station;
  • Basic Training Phase
    Eight(8) months Basic Training at a designated SAPS Academy
  • Probation Phase
    After successful completion of the Induction and the Basic Training Phase, the police trainee shall be appointed as a member of the Service under probation for a period of 12 months

 

 

 

STREAM 2

 

Applicants who fully completed a three (3) year National Diploma / Degree recorded on the National Learner Record Database (NLRD) on at least an NQF 6 or higher level in Law / Policing / Criminology / Law Enforcement / Forensic Investigation

Successful applicants in Stream 2 will undergo a shortened Basic Training Programme as determined by the National Commissioner

 

For more information, members of the public are encouraged to seek application forms at your nearest police station or visit www.saps.gov.za

Applications close on the 15th October 2019 and it must be noted that the Service will no longer receive applications after the closing date.

Successful candidates will be notified telephonically and will undergo a 21-month training programme at any SAPS Academy nationwide. If applicants have not heard or received any official correspondence from the SAPS within 3 months of the closing date, applicants should consider their application as unsuccessful.

“We are looking at recruiting young men and women who are ready to take up the oath of office to serve and protect the people of South Africa. We are therefore encouraging all youths from all walks of life to join the Service and contribute to a safe and secure South Africa. To ensure that we attract the right people into the Service, we have developed a rigorous and thorough recruitment process that includes psychometric, fitness and integrity testing. The recruits will undergo training at any of our Academies nationwide. Successful applicants will add to the existing workforce capacity at stations to ensure that the people of South Africa are and feel safe. We wish the applicants all the best in their endeavours to join the Service. We are looking forward to welcoming upright, disciplined and accountable individuals who are ready to serve the nation”. Deputy National Commissioner Human Resources Management, Lieutenant General Bonang Mgwenya.

For further clarity and enquiries, below is a contact list per province:

Province

Contact number and address

North West

(018) 299 7320/7732

Applications can be hand-delivered at 2nd-floor Wespol Building: Corner Mandela Drive and Peter Mokaba street. Potchefstroom.