Closing Date: 12 November 2012

The South African Police Service invites applications for enlistment in the Basic Police Development Learning Programme from young, energetic, intelligent, physically and mentally fit individuals who are dedicated to serve their community by pursuing a career in policing.

Basic enlistment requirements:  Young South African men and women who are:   Physically and mentally healthy Law abiding citizens who have not been found guilty of a criminal offence (particulars of any pending criminal prosecution must be declared) Between the ages of 18 and 30 Reservists: 18-40 (Active Reservists will be considered based on a motivation from the relevant Provincial Commissioner) In possession of a Matric/Senior Certificate/Grade 12 Ability to read, write and speak 2 official languages Within the mass and height restriction (without shoes not shorter than 1.67m (males) and 1.60m (females) and a BMI (Body Mass Index) of less than 30. BMI is determined by weight (kg)/height (m), for instance: 84kg/1.75 x l.75 (height). 84.7 ÷ 3.06 = 27.45 Being in possession of a valid driver’s licence will be an advantage.

All applicants will be subjected to fitness, psychometric and medical evaluations and will be interviewed during the recruitment, selection and enlistment process. The criminal record, qualifications, driver’s licence, citizenship and residential address of each applicant will be verified. In addition, the SAPS will also conduct vetting and reference checking. Applicants must note that their local communities will be consulted prior to a final decision being taken.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for posts nearest to place of residence. In view of the physical demands of the Basic Police Development Learning Programme, applicants with chronic conditions, physical impairments and any other health conditions that would lead to the interruption of the Programme will be excluded from participation. Successful applicants who develop any chronic condition, physical impairment and/or any other health condition that would lead to interruption of the Programme will be withdrawn.

Selected applicants will enter into a 2-year contract for participation in the Basic Police Development Learning Programme offered by the SAPS. The Programme will be presented over the following periods:

First 10 months

First 10 months of Basic Police Training including Tactical Policing at a designated SAPS Training Institution. In addition to the free accommodation, meals, training anire, equipment and material, trainees will receive a monthly stipend of R3 175.00 for incidental expenses. Semester I training is strictly residential (full-time accommodation at the Training Institution is compulsory).

Remaining 14 months

A 12-month probation period during which trainees receive on-the-job training at a designated police station or unit and a 2-month integrated assessment phase. During the field Police Development and Integrated Assessment Phase of the Programme (last fourteen months), the stipend payable will be equivalent to salary level 3 (currently R6 824.00 per month and R81 894.00 per annum). During year 2, trainees will be responsible for their own accommodation, meals and transport.

In addition to the above stipends, trainees will receive medical aid benefits for the duration of the 24-month Basic Police Development Learning Programme. Upon successful completion of the Basic Police Development Learning Programme, trainees will be considered for permanent appointment as members of the SAPS. Remuneration will be on the first notch of Band A (currently R116 028 per annum). In addition, 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: ● Preventing, combating and investigating crime ● Maintaining public order ● Protecting and securing the inhabitants of the Republic and their property ● Upholding and enforcing the law.

You may also visit your nearest Recruitment Office/Police Station for a detailed breakdown of post distribution within the Province.

How to Apply

You are advised to apply for posts in your province and at a Police Station close to your place of residence. Complete an application form in your own handwriting. These forms can be obtained from your nearest Police Station or any SAPS Recruitment Office. Specify the post you are applying for (ie Calvinia Cluster Brandvlei) and indicate the reference number (NC T11I012012).  • Make sure that you sign your application form • Attach certified copies of your:  ● ID Document ● Driver’s licence ● Matric/Senior Certificate/Grade 12 certificate ● Commander’s report (active reservists and current serving Public Service personnel) ● Proof of residence. The South African Police Service is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. ● The SAPS is under no obligation to fill the advertised posts.

The following 112 entry-level trainee posts are available within the Province and distributed as follows per Cluster:

Location

# of Posts

Ref Number

Calvinia Cluster:

Brandvlei

3

(Ref. NC T1110/2012)
Calvinia

2

(Ref. NC T2/10/2012)
Fraserburg

5

(Ref. NC T311 0/20 I2)
Loeriesfontein

1

(Ref. NC T4110/2012)
Middelpos

1

(Ref. NC T5110/2012)
Niewoudtsville

3

 (Ref. NC T6/1 01201 2)
Sutherland

5

(Ref. NC 1711012012)
Williston

1

(Ref NC T8110/2012)

Carnavon Clnster:

Carnavon

4

(Ref. NC T9/10/2012)
Loxton

4

(Ref. NC TI 011 01201 2)
Vosburg

2

(Ref. NC TII/1012012)

Kakamas Cluster:

Kakamas

5

(Ref. NC TI2110/2012)
Kenhardt

1

(Ref. NC T13110/2012)

Kathu Cluster:

De Ben

1

(Ref. NC T14110/2012)

Kimberley Cluster

Campbell

4

(Ref. NC T 15/10/2012)
 Plooysburg

1

(Ref. NC TI6110/2012)

Pofadder Cluster

Pella

2

 (Ref. T 17110/2012)
Pofadder

10

(Ref. NC TI 8/101201 2)

Port Nolloth Cluster

Alexanderbaai

3

 (Ref. NC TI 9110/201 2)
Port Nolloth

5

(Ref. NC T20/l 012012)

Prieska Cluster

Marydale

5

(Ref. NC T 21110/2012)
Niekerkshoop

1

(Ref. NC T2211O/2012)
Prieska

3

(Ref. NC T23/10/20 12)

Springbok Cluster

Garies

3

 (Ref. NC T24110/2012)
Hondeklipbaai

8

(Ref. NC25/1012012)
Kamieskroon

2

 (Ref. NC T26110/2012)
Nababeep

2

(Ref. NC T27110/2012)
Springbok

8

 (Ref. NC T 28/10/2012)
Steinkopf

4

(Ref. NC T 29110/2012)

Upington Cluster

Upington

5

(Ref. NC T30/10/2012)
Pabalello

1

(Ref. NC T3I/10/2012)
Rosedale

5

(Ref. NC T32110/2012)
Kanoneiland

2

(Ref. NC T33/10/2012)

Please take note of the following: ● All instructions on the application form must be adhered 10, failure to do so may result in the rejection of the application ● Original certified copies of an applicant’s ID document, all educational qualifications obtained, courses completed, academic results and service certificates of previous employers stating the post occupied, must also be submitted and be attached to every application. Applications must be received timeously. ● Late applications will not be accepted or considered. The closing date for applications is 12 November 2012

Correspondence will be conducted with successful candidates only

Enquiries can be directed to Lt Col Nkunikal or Warrant Officer Swanepoel at (053) 839-3776. 

Complete application forms may be delivered by hand or posted to any of the under mentioned addresses:

  • The Provincial Head Personnel Management, 19 George Street, Locked silver container at entrance, Kimberley or Private Bag X5001, Kimberley 8300
  • The Section Commander, Human Resource Management, 23 Hantam Street, Calvinia or Private Bag X28, Calvinia 8190
  • The Section Commander, Human Resource Management, 20 Schreider Street, De Aar or Private Bag XI003, DeAar7000
  • The Section Commander, Human Resource Management, 14 Voortrekker Street, Kuruman or PO Box 906, Kuruman 8460
  • The Section Commander, Human Resource Management, Room 411, 31 Phakamile Mabija, Kimberley or Private Bag X5039, Kimberley 8300
  • The Section Commander, Human Resource Management, 25 Voortrekker Street, Springbok or Private Bag X12, Springbok 8240
  • The Section Commander, Human Resource Management, Room A2, Ground Floor, Professional Building, 18 Schroeder Street, Upington or Private Bag X5986, Upington 8800