(SAPS) is recruiting 5000 entry Level Police Trainees

South African Police Service (SAPS) is recruiting 5000 entry Level Police Trainees

South African Police Service


The South African Police Service (SAPS) is recruiting entry level Police Trainees and invites applications from young, energetic, intelligent, physically and mentally fit persons of all races and gender who are dedicated to serving their country by pursuing a career in policing for enlistment in the Basic Police Development Learning Programme (BPDLP).

Post title: Police Trainee


INSTITUTION PHASE                                                    PROBATION PHASE

(BASIC TRAINING IN THE ACADEMIES) (AFTER TRAINING IN THE ACADEMIES) Stipend: R4500 per month Salary notch: R 186 483 per annum fn addition to this, appointees will receive the applicable service benefits from probation phase.

Act of Appointment: SAPS Act, 1995 (Act No 68 of 1995).

Successful candidates will serve as Police Trainees on contract.

Core Functions: After successful completion of the Training Programme, Trainees 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; and * Uphold and enforce the law

Basic Police Development Learning Programme (BPDLP)

Selected applicants shall participate in a Basic Police Development Learning Programme (hereafter referred to as the PROGRAMME) for a period of 21 (twenty one) months.

The PROGRAMME shall consist of three phases:

              Induction Phase

One (1) month at a designated police station;

           Basic Training Phase

Eight (8) months Basic Training at a designated SAPS Academy (with practical training at a designated police station;

          Probation Phase

After successful completion of the Induction and the Basic Training Phases, the police trainee shall be appointed as a member of the Service under probation (12 months).

During the Basic Training Phase of the PROGRAMME the Service shall provide free training gear, meals and accommodation to the police trainee.

Trainees will also receive medical aid benefits for the duration of the 21-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.

Placement: Successful candidates will be trained at any SAPS Academy in South Africa and will be placed at any Police Station I Unit in South Africa after completion of the Institution Phase.

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Be a South African Citizen
Be in possession of a Senior Certificate / National Certificate (Vocational — Safety in Society) of which documentary proof must be furnished.
Be proficient in at least English and one other official language
Be between eighteen (18) and under thirty (30) years of age (on the closing date of advertisement).
Have no previous criminal convictions and shall allow his or her fingerprints to be taken and background enquiries to be made

Not have any tattoo marks of which will be visible and irreconcilable with the objectives of the Service

Be prepared to take the oath of

Undergo and pass a medical examination (Body cm (males) and 88 cm (females))

Complete and pass a physical fitness

Undergo and pass a Psychological and Integrity assessment as determined by the National Commissioner and be found to comply with the profile of a police official

Be prepared to successfully undergo such training as determined by the National Commissioner

Be prepared to serve and be trained anywhere in the Republic of South Africa

Applicants must:

The following will be an added advantage:

An aggregate of “4′ and above in English in the final Senior Certificate examination and / or a fully completed three (3) year National Diploma / Degree recorded on the National Learner Record Database (NLRD) with at least a NQF 6 or higher value.

At least a valid vehicle drivers’ licence.

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 qualifications, drivers’ licence, citizenship and residential address of each applicant.

Applicants will be subjected to a vetting process which will include security screening, reference checking, and fingerprint verification to establish whether any illicit activity has been recorded or is pending against candidates.


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