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:

Beaufort West [x4]WC 1 / 7 / 2015
Laingsburg [x5]

WC 2 / 7 / 2015

Leeu Gamka [x9]

WC 3 / 7 / 2015

Prins Albert [x3]

WC 4 / 7 / 2015

NAME OF CLUSTER:CAPE TOWN

Cape Town [x3]

WC 5 / 7 / 2015

Kensington [x5]

WC 6 / 7 / 2015

Maitland [x4]

WC 7 / 7 / 2015

Pinelands [x3]

WC 8 / 7 / 2015

Sea Point [x1]

WC 9 / 7 / 2015

Table Bay Harbour [x1]

WC 10 / 7 / 2015

Woodstock [x3]

WC 11 / 7 / 2015

NAME OF CLUSTER:DA GAMASKOP

Albertinia [x5]

WC 12 / 7 / 2015

Da Gamaskop [x4]

WC 13 / 7 / 2015

Heidelberg [x7]

WC 14 / 7 / 2015

Kwanonqaba [x1]

WC 15 / 7 / 2015

Mossel Bay [x4]

WC 16 / 7 / 2015

Riversdal [x2]

WC 17 / 7 / 2015

Still Bay [x3]

WC 18 / 7 / 2015

Swellendam [x4]

WC 19 / 7 / 2015

NAME OF CLUSTER:GEORGE

Conville [x2]

WC 20 / 7 / 2015

George [x5]

WC 21 / 7 / 2015

Knysna [x5]

WC 22 / 7 / 2015

Kwanokatula [x4]

WC 23 / 7 / 2015

Ladismith [x5]

WC 24 / 7 / 2015

Oudtshoorn [x3]

WC 25 / 7 / 2015

Pacaltsdorp [x2]

WC 26 / 7 / 2015

Plettenberg Bay [x3]

WC 27 / 7 / 2015

Thembalethu [x4]

WC 28 / 7 / 2015

Uniondale 1[x4]

WC 29 / 7 / 2015

NAME OF CLUSTER:HERMANUS

Bredasdorp [x5]

WC 30 / 7 / 2015

Caledon [x3]

WC 31 / 7 / 2015

Gansbaai [x3]

WC 32 / 7 / 2015

Genadendal [x1]

WC 33 / 7 / 2015

Grabouw [x3]

WC 34 / 7 / 2015

Hermanus [x2]

WC 35 / 7 / 2015

Napier [x2]

WC 36 / 7 / 2015

Riviersonderend [x2]

WC 37 / 7 / 2015

Stanford [x2]

WC 38 / 7 / 2015

Struisbaai [x1]

WC 39 / 7 / 2015

Villiersdorp [x2]

WC 40 / 7 / 2015

NAME OF CLUSTER:KHAYELITSHA

Gordons Bay [x3]

WC 41 / 7 / 2015

Harare [x10]

WC 42 / 7 / 2015

Khayelitsha [x10]

WC 43 / 7 / 2015

Lingulethu West [x8]

WC 44 / 7 / 2015

Lwandle [x5]

WC 45 / 7 / 2015

Macassar [x5]

WC 46 / 7 / 2015

Somerset West [x5]

WC 47 / 7 / 2015

Strand [x5]

WC 48 / 7 / 2015

NAME OF CLUSTER:KRAAIFONTEIN  /  BELLVILLE

Bellville [x7]

WC 49 / 7 / 2015

Bothasig [x2]

WC 50 / 7 / 2015

Brackenfell [x1]

WC 51 / 7 / 2015

Durbanville [x2]

WC 52 / 7 / 2015

Goodwood [x2]

WC 53 / 7 / 2015

Kraaifontein [x7]

WC 54 / 7 / 2015

Parow [x10]

WC 55 / 7 / 2015

NAME OF CLUSTER:KUILSRIVIER  /  DELFT

Belhar [x13]

WC 56 / 7 / 2015

Bellville South [x6]

WC 57 / 7 / 2015

Delft [x4]

WC 58 / 7 / 2015

Kleinvlei [x22]

WC 59 / 7 / 2015

Kuilsrivier [x3]

WC 60 / 7 / 2015

Mfuleni [x4]

WC 61 / 7 / 2015

Ravensmead [x6]

WC 62 / 7 / 2015

NAME OF CLUSTER:MILNERTON

Atlantis [x4]

WC 63 / 7 / 2015

Darling [x3]

WC 64 / 7 / 2015

Malmesbury [x1]

WC 65 / 7 / 2015

Melkbosstrand [x4]

WC 66 / 7 / 2015

Milnerton [x40]

WC 67 / 7 / 2015

Moorreesburg [x4]

WC 68 / 7 / 2015

Riebeeck West [x3]

WC 69 / 7 / 2015

Tableview 1[x9]

WC 70 / 7 / 2015

NAME OF CLUSTER:MITCHELL’S PLAIN

Athlone [x2]

WC 71 / 7 / 2015

Grassy Park [x17]

WC 72 / 7 / 2015

Lansdowne [x14]

WC 73 / 7 / 2015

Lentegeur [x13]

WC 74 / 7 / 2015

Mitchells Plain 2[x3]

WC 75 / 7 / 2015

Steenberg [x7]

WC 76 / 7 / 2015

Strandfontein [x1]

WC 77 / 7 / 2015

NAME OF CLUSTER:NYANGA

Bishop Lavis [x6]

WC 78 / 7 / 2015

Elsiesriver [x1]

WC 79 / 7 / 2015

Guguletu [x6]

WC 80 / 7 / 2015

Manenberg [x17]

WC 81 / 7 / 2015

Nyanga [x13]

WC 82 / 7 / 2015

Philippi East [x6]

WC 83 / 7 / 2015

NAME OF CLUSTER:OUDTSHOORN

Calitzdorp [x1]

WC 84 / 7 / 2015

De Rust [x1]

WC 85 / 7 / 2015

Dysselsdorp [x1]

WC 86 / 7 / 2015

NAME OF CLUSTER:STELLENBOSCH  /  PAARL

Cloetesville [x5]

WC 87 / 7 / 2015

Franschhoek [x3]

WC 88 / 7 / 2015

Groot Drakenstein [x1]

WC 89 / 7 / 2015

Klapmuts [x1]

WC 90 / 7 / 2015

Paarl [x4]

WC 91 / 7 / 2015

Paarl East [x3]

WC 92 / 7 / 2015

Stellenbosch [x6]

WC 93 / 7 / 2015

NAME OF CLUSTER:VREDENBURG

Eendekuil [x6]

WC 94 / 7 / 2015

Hopefield [x4]

WC 95 / 7 / 2015

Laaiplek [x7]

WC 96 / 7 / 2015

Langebaan [x9]

WC 97 / 7 / 2015

Piketberg [x4]

WC 98 / 7 / 2015

Porterville [x3]

WC 99 / 7 / 2015

Redelinghuys [x9]

WC 100 / 7 / 2015

Saldanha [x2]

WC 101 / 7 / 2015

St Helena Bay [x1]

WC 102 / 7 / 2015

Vredenburg [x3]

WC 103 / 7 / 2015

NAME OF CLUSTER:VREDENDAL

Citrusdal [x12]

WC 104 / 7 / 2015

Clanwilliam [x14]

WC 105 / 7 / 2015

Doringbaai [x12]

WC 106 / 7 / 2015

Elandsbaai [x6]

WC 107 / 7 / 2015

Graafwater [x5]

WC 108 / 7 / 2015

Klawer [x8]

WC 109 / 7 / 2015

Lambertsbaai [x4]

WC 110 / 7 / 2015

Lutzville [x7]

WC 111 / 7 / 2015

Nuwerus [x4]

WC 112 / 7 / 2015

Vredendal [x3]

WC 113 / 7 / 2015

NAME OF CLUSTER:WORCESTER

Ashton [x2]

WC 114 / 7 / 2015

 Ceres [x1]

WC 115 / 7 / 2015

De Doorns [x4]

WC 116 / 7 / 2015

McGregor [x1]

WC 117 / 7 / 2015

PA Hamlet [x4]

WC 118 / 7 / 2015

Rawsonville [x2]

WC 119 / 7 / 2015

Saron [x2]

WC 120 / 7 / 2015

Touwsrivier [x4]

WC 121 / 7 / 2015

Wolseley [x1]

WC 122 / 7 / 2015

Worcester [x6]

WC 123 / 7 / 2015

NAME OF CLUSTER:WYNBERG

Claremont [x10]

WC 124 / 7 / 2015

Diep River [x15]

WC 125 / 7 / 2015

Fish Hoek [x3]

WC 126 / 7 / 2015

Hout Bay [x5]

WC 127 / 7 / 2015

Kirstenhof [x3]

WC 128 / 7 / 2015

Mowbray [x3]

WC 129 / 7 / 2015

Muizenberg 1[x3]

WC 130 / 7 / 2015

Ocean View [x5]

WC 131 / 7 / 2015

Rondebosch [x4]

WC 132 / 7 / 2015

Bellville Station [x20]

WC 136 / 7 / 2015

Cross Border and Freight  [x20]

WC 137 / 7 / 2015

Cape Town Station  [x20]

WC 138 / 7 / 2015

DIVISION: CRIME INTELLIGENCE

Muizenberg [x5]

WC 139 / 7 / 2015

Delft [x5]

WC 140 / 7 / 2015

Hermanus [x4]

WC 141 / 7 / 2015

Milnerton [x5]

WC 142 / 7 / 2015

Bellville [x5]

WC 143 / 7 / 2015

Mitchells Plain [x10]

WC 144 / 7 / 2015

Paarl [x5]

WC 145 / 7 / 2015

Khayelitsha [x1]

WC 146 / 7 / 2015

Caledon [x3]

WC 147 / 7 / 2015

Nyanga [x5]

WC 148 / 7 / 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.

Application forms must be hand delivered to (a) Your nearest Police Station (HRM office) or (b) The Provincial Recruitment Centre 1st Floor, Customs House Lower Heerengracht Street Foreshore Cape Town

Enquiries: 021-467 8692  /  8628  /  8388  /  8380  /  8381

Correspondence will be conducted with successful candidates only. The South African Police Service is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote representivity through the filling of these posts. The South African Police Service is under no obligation to fill the advertised posts. If you have not received feedback from the South African Police Service within 3 months of the closing date, please regard your application as unsuccessful. CE SERVICE

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