Closing Date: 28 August 2015

Entry Level posts are available in the Basic Police Development Learning Programme.

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 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 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 a possession of a Grade 12 school certificate or National Certificate (Vocational) Safety in Society of which documentary proof must be furnished (2015 Matriculants are welcome to apply and before enlistment proof of successful completion of Grade 12 (Senior Certificate) must be submitted. As an interima arrangement, kindly submit proof of last school report ♠  Submit himself / 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 / she applies ♠  Undergo a psychological assessment as determined by the National Commissioner and be found to comply with the profile of a police official  ♠  Be proficient in at least two (2) of the official languages, of which one (1) 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 a vest, shirt or shorts and not be irreconcilable with the objectives of the Service ♠  Have no previous criminal convictions, and / or pending criminal, civil, disciplinary cases and such person will allow his or her fingerprints to be taken and allow background checks to be made ♠ Not have been declared unfit to possess a firearm ♠  Be prepared to serve anywhere in the Republic ♠ Preference will be given to applicants who are in possession of at least a light vehicle driver’s licence. Body Mass Index of less than 30 / waist circumference ≤ 102 cm (males) and ≤ 88 cm (females). All applicants will be subjected to fitness, psychometric and medical evaluation and will be interviewed during the recruitment, selection and enlistment process. The SAPS will also verify the criminal record, qualifications, driver’s licence, citizenship and residential address of each applicant.

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.

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 the 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 interruptions 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. In accordance with the SAPS Dress Order, applicants who have visible tattoos when wearing uniform will be excluded.

Basic Police Development learning Programme

Selected applicants will participate in a Basic Development Learning Programme (hereafter as the Programme) for a period of twenty four 24 months. The programme will consist of three phases:

  • Academy Phaseten (10) months training a 3 designated SAPS Academy;
  • Field Police Development PhaseTwelve (12) months training a designated Field Police Development police station
  • Integrated Assessment PhaseTwo (2) months assessment a designated SAF Academy

During the Academy pe of the Program, the service will provide free training gear, meals and accommodation to the police trainee. During the Field Police Development Phase of the programme, the police trainee responsible for his / her own meals accommodation.

Trainees will also will also receive medical aid benefits for the duration of the Twenty four (24.) month Basic Training Learning Programme. Upon successful completion Basic Training Learning Programme trainees will be considered for permanent appointment a members of the SAPS. Remuneration (on completion of the training period) will be on first notch of Band A (currently R132 840 pa). In addition to this,  appointees will receive the applicable service benefits.

Core Functions

Successful candidates e as functional police officials. As such, they will be

employed to a 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.

613 Entry-level posts are available in the Basic Training Learning Programme.

These are distributed as follows:

Mooinooi [x5]
NW 01 / 08 / 2015
Rustenburg [x5]
NW 02 / 08 / 2015
Boitekong [x2]
NW 03 / 08 / 2015
Phokeng [x8]NW 04 / 08 / 2015
Swarttruggens [x2]NW 05 / 08 / 2015
Assen [x4]NW 06 / 08 / 2015
Boshoek [x1]NW 07 / 08 / 2015
Bray [x1]NW 08 / 08 / 2015
Mokopong [x2]NW 09 / 08 / 2015
Vorstershoop [x1]NW 10 / 08 / 2015
Morokweng [x2]NW 11 / 08 / 2015
Kgomotso [x1]NW 12 / 08 / 2015
Relvilo [x1]NW 13 / 08 / 2015
Piet Plessis [x1]NW 14 / 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 or equivalent qualification), ♦ 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.

Application forms must be hand delivered to:

Provincial Recruitment Centre , cnr Nelson Mandela and Peter Mokaba Drives Potchefstroom 4th Floor, Room nr 408


Private Bag, x801, Potchefstroom 2520.

Enquiries: Lt Col Koloti or W / O Mpela, Tel: 018 299 7732 / 7043

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 (3) posts. Additional applications will be rejected.

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