Closing Date: 31 August 2015

The South African Police Service invites applications from all races and gender for Enlistment in the Basic Police Development Learning Programme from young, energetic, intelligent, physically and mentally fit individuals, dedicated to serving their country by pursuing a career in policing.

Basic enlistment requirements: Young South African men and women who apply to be appointed as a member in terms of the South African Police Service Act, 1995 (Act no 68 of 1995) must:

  • Apply on the form determined by the National Commissioner and affirm under oath or by way of a solemn declaration that the particulars furnished in the application, are the truth and correct;
  • Be a South African citizen of which documentary proof must be furnished;
  • Be at least eighteen (18) and under thirty (30) years of age of which documentary proof must be furnished;
  • Be in possession of a Grade 12 school certificate or National Certificate (Vocational) Safety in Society of which documentary proof must be furnished (2015 matriculates are welcome to apply and before enlistment proof of successful completion of Grade 12 (Senior Certificate) must be submitted. As an interim arrangement kindly submit proof of last school report); Preference will be given to applicants who are in possession of at least a light vehicle driver’s licence;
  • Submit himself or herself to a physical medical examination as determined by the National
  • Commissioner and must be found to be physically and mentally fit for appointment in the post for which he or she applies;
  • Undergo a psychological assessment as determined by the National Commissioner and be found to comply with the profile of a police official;
  • Proficient in at least two of the official languages, of which one must be English;
  • Be prepared to take the oath of office;
  • Be prepared to undergo such training as determined by the National Commissioner;
  • Not have any tattoo marks of which will be visible when wearing the SAPS summer uniform;
  • Have no previous criminal convictions and  /  or pending criminal, civil, disciplinary cases
  • and such person shall allow his or her fingerprints to be taken and allow background enquiries to be made; Not have been declared unfit to possess a firearm and
  • Be prepared to serve anywhere in the Republic.

Body Mass Index of less than 30  /  Waist circumference ≤ 102 cm (males) and ≤ 88 cm (females)

All applicants will be subjected to a fitness, psychometric and integrity testing as well as medical evaluation and will be interviewed during the recruitment, selection and enlistment process. The SAPS will also verify the criminal record, qualifications, driver’s license, citizenship and residential address of each applicant.

Applicants in possession of valid driver’s license for at least a light motor vehicle will have an added advantage.

Applicants will be subjected to a vetting process which will include security screening and fingerprint verification. Applicants who previously served in a Government Department and who were dismissed as a result of misconduct are excluded. The SAPS will also publish the names of applicants on the SAPS Website and in the newspapers for public comments.

Applicants will undergo a Final Selection Phase (“Grooming Phase”) at a venue and period as determined by the National Commissioner, to select the successful applicants.

In view of the physical demands of the Basic Police Development Learning Programme, applicants with chronic diseases, physical impairments or any other health condition that may lead to interruption of the training programme, will be excluded from participation in the programme. Such applicants’ failure to disclose the conditions will result in their withdrawal from the programme on the determination thereof.

Selected applicants shall participate in a Basic Police Development Learning Programme (hereafter referred to as the PROGRAMME) for a period of 24 (twenty four) months.

The PROGRAMME shall consist of three phases:

  • Academy Phase: Ten months training at a designated SAPS Academy;
  • Field Police Development Phase: Twelve months training at a designated Field Police Development police station;
  • Integrated Assessment Phase: Two months assessment at a designated SAPS Academy.

During the Academy Phase of the PROGRAMME the Service shall provide free training gear, meals and accommodation to the police trainee. During the Field Police Development Phase of the PROGRAMME the police trainee shall be responsible for his  /  her own meals and accommodation;

Trainees will also receive medical aid benefits for the duration of the 24-month Basic Training Learning Programme. Upon successful completion of the Basic Training Learning Programme trainees will be considered for permanent appointment as members of the SAPS. Remuneration (on completion of the training period) will be on the first notch of Band A (currently R142 140 per annum). In addition to this, appointees will receive the applicable service benefits.

Core Functions: Successful candidates will serve as functional police officials. As such, they will be deployed to carry out one or more of the following functions:

  • Prevent, combat and investigate crime,
  • Maintain public order,
  • Protect and secure the inhabitants of the Republic and their property,
  • Uphold and enforce the law

The posts available in the Limpopo Province are as follows:

BALFOUR
BalfourRef No: MP / 1 / 08 / 2015
GrootvleiRef No: MP / 2 / 08 / 2015
ELUKWATINI
ElukwiniRef No: MP / 3 / 08 / 2015
Elukwini FCSRef No: MP / 4 / 08 / 2015
FernieRef No: MP / 5 / 08 / 2015
HartebeeskopRef No: MP / 6 / 08 / 2015
CarolinaRef No: MP / 07 / 08 / 2015
Elukwini STURef No: MP / 08 /08 / 2015
ElulindeniRef No: MP / 9 / 08 / 2015
Hartebeeskop CSSRef No: MP / 10 / 08 / 2015
MayflowerRef No: MP / 11 / 08 / 2015
Hartebeeskop VISRef No: MP / 12 / 08 / 2015
ERMELO
ErmeloRef No: MP / 13 / 08 / 2015
BreytenRef No: MP / 14 / 08 / 2015
Ermelo STURef No: MP / 15/08 / 2015
Ermelo K9Ref No: MP / 16 / 08 / 2015
Ermelo VSSRef No: MP / 17 / 08 / 2015
Ermelo VISRef No: MP / 18 / 08 / 2015
Piet RetiefRef No: MP / 19 / 08 / 2015
SheepmooorRef No: MP / 20 / 08 / 2015
Piet Retief FCSRef No: MP / 21 / 08 / 2015
SECUNDA
SecundaRef No: MP / 22 / 08 / 2015
EminoniRef No: MP / 23 / 08 / 2015
TrichardtRef No: MP / 24 / 08 / 2015
EvanderRef No: MP / 25 / 08 / 2015
Secunda FCSRef No: MP / 26 / 08 / 2015
LeslieRef No: MP / 27 / 08 / 2015
Secunda K9Ref No: MP / 28 / 08 / 2015
BethalRef No: MP / 29 / 08 / 2015
EmbalenhleRef No: MP / 30 / 08 / 2015
STANDERTON
StandertonRef No: MP / 31 / 08 / 2015
SakhileRef No: MP / 32 / 08 / 2015
Standerton FCSRef No: MP / 33 / 08 / 2015
MorgenzonRef No: MP / 34 / 08 / 2015
AmersfootRef No: MP / 35 / 08 / 2015
Standerton STURef No: MP / 36 / 08 / 2015
VolksrustRef No: MP / 37 / 08 / 2015
Wakkerstroom STURef No: MP / 38 / 08 / 2015
MIDDELBURG
MiddelburgRef No: MP / 39 / 08 / 2015
Middelburg MountendRef No: MP / 40 / 08 / 2015
HendrinaRef No: MP / 41 / 08 / 2015
BlinkpanRef No: MP / 42 / 08 / 2015
KWAMHLANGA
KwamhlangaRef No: MP / 43 / 08 / 2015
KwaggerfonteinRef No: MP / 44 / 08 / 2015
SiyabuswaRef No: MP / 45 / 08 / 2015
VerenaRef No: MP / 46 / 08 / 2015
WITBANK
Witbank TRTRef No: MP / 47 / 08 / 2015
OgiesRef No: MP / 48 / 08 / 2015
KrielRef No: MP / 49 / 08 / 2015
DelmasRef No: MP / 50 / 08 / 2015
SundraRef No: MP / 51 / 08 / 2015
VorsmanRef No: MP / 52 / 08 / 2015
Witbank FCSRef No: MP / 53 / 08 / 2015
WitbankRef No: MP / 54 / 08 / 2015
BELFAST
BelfastRef No: MP / 55 / 08 / 2015
MechadodropRef No: MP / 56 / 08 / 2015
DullstroomRef No: MP / 57 / 08 / 2015
AcornMHOEK
Acornhooek FCSRef No: MP / 58 / 08 / 2015
CalcuttaRef No: MP / 59 / 08 / 2015
SkukuzaRef No: MP / 60 / 08 / 2015
PIENAAR
PienaarRef No: MP / 61 / 08 / 2015
KwanyamazaneRef No: MP / 62 / 08 / 2015
KobokweniRef No: MP / 63 / 08 / 2015
TONGA
TongaRef No: MP / 64 / 08 / 2015
KaapmuidenRef No: MP / 65 / 08 / 2015
SchoemansdalRef No: MP / 66 / 08 / 2015
MbuziniRef No: MP / 67 / 08 / 2015
Komatpoort VISRef No: MP / 68 / 08 / 2015
Komatpoort VSSRef No: MP / 69 / 08 / 2015
LYDENBURG
LydenburgRef No: MP / 70 / 08 / 2015
Lydenburg FCSRef No: MP / 71 / 08 / 2015
Pilgrim ResetRef No: MP / 72 / 08 / 2015
MaarteensdorpRef No: MP / 73 / 08 / 2015
NELSPRUIT
NelspruitRef No: MP / 74 / 08 / 2015
Nelspruit FCSRef No: MP / 75 / 08 / 2015
Whiteriver VSSRef No: MP / 76 / 08 / 2015
BarbertonRef No: MP / 77 / 08 / 2015
NgodwanaRef No: MP / 78 / 08 / 2015
WhiteriverRef No: MP / 79 / 08 / 2015
PROVINCIAL OFFICE
BothashoopRef No: MP / 80 / 08 / 2015
EmahlathiniRef No: MP / 81 / 08 / 2015
Jeppes ReefRef No: MP / 82 / 08 / 2015
JosefsdalRef No: MP / 83 / 08 / 2015
LebomboRef No: MP / 84 / 08 / 2015
MahambaRef No: MP / 85 / 08 / 2015
NerstonRef No: MP / 86 / 08 / 2015
WaverleyRef No: MP / 87 / 08 / 2015
KMIARef No: MP / 88 / 08 / 2015
CRIME INTELLIGENCE
MiddelburgRef No: MP / 89 / 08 / 2015
BalfourRef No: MP / 90 / 08 / 2015
AcornhoekRef No: MP / 91 / 08 / 2015
ElukwatiniRef No: MP / 92 / 08 / 2015
ErmeloRef No: MP / 93 / 08 / 2015
KwanyamazaneRef No: MP / 94 / 08 / 2015
LydenbugrRef No: MP / 95 / 08 / 2015
NelspruitRef No: MP / 96 / 08 / 2015
Piet RetiefRef No: MP / 97 / 08 / 2015
StandertonRef No: MP / 98 / 08 / 2015
TongaRef No: MP / 99 / 08 / 2015
WitbandRef No: MP / 100 / 08 / 2015
SecundaRef No: MP / 101 / 08 / 2015

How to Apply

Complete an application form in your own handwriting. These application forms can be obtained from your nearest SAPS Recruitment office or the Human Resource Official at local Police Stations as well as the SAPS Website.

Applicants must take note of the fact that application forms and employment are not for sale and any payment offered by an applicant or promises provided in this regard will be investigated and may lead to criminal prosecution. Applicants may report such incidents to the National Anti Corruption Line at telephone number: 0800 701 701.

Specify the post which you are applying for.

Make sure you have signed your application form in front of a commissioner of oath.

Attach certified copies of your: * ID Document, * Driver’s licence, * Matric  /  Senior Certificate (Grade 12 certificate), * Additional qualifications, * Proof of residence.

Applicants who were subjected to the psychometric assessment and fit the profile will be requested, when undergoing the fitness assessment, to submit four (4) colour ID photographs, of which one will be utilized for the application form, one for the fitness assessment form, one for the interview form and one for the medical assessment form.

You are advised to apply for posts within your province, close to your place of residence. You are only allowed to apply for a maximum of three posts. Additional applications will be rejected.

Application forms must be hand delivered to:

  • Gert Sihande Region The South African Police Office 11, Dimag Building, 5 Naude Street Emelo
    Enquires can be directed to LtCol Msibiotu Nogadimaat (017) 319.2573
  • Mangala Region. The south African police Service, OR Thambolous Steel Witbank
    Enquiries can be directed to Radebe at (013 ) 655-5247 or PO Ramphisa at (013) 856-6231 or Snr Secretary Nienaber at (013) 655-5238
  • Ehlanzeni Region and provincial office. The Provincial office, South African Police Service, 4 Ehmke Street, Nelspruit 1200
    Enquiries can be directed to Lt Nkosi at (013) 762-4810 or Snr Admin Mr Lukhele at (031) 762 4808 /4389 /4811/4809
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