Mar 2022 1st edition

Jobs: SAPS SAPS Trainee Programme - March 2022

Recruitment of graduates in possession of Bachelor of Science degrees as well as other graduates in any other fields of study (National Diploma / Degree or higher) as entry level police trainees

The South African Police Service (SAPS) is embarking on a recruitment drive for Graduates in possession of at least a three year Bachelor of Science Degree as well as other Graduates in any other fields of study (minimum of three year National Diploma/Degree registered on the National Leaners’ Records Database (NLRD) on NQF Level 6 or higher) for enlistment as Entry Level Police Trainees. Successful applicants will be trained and deployed to Police Stations to perform operational police duties.

Post title: Police Trainee REF NO. Graduate2022/2023
Act of Appointment: SAPS Act, 1995 (Act No 68 of 1995)

Training Programme Phase
Phase 1: 
Basic Training (9 months)
Programme: Basic Training at a Training Academy as a Police Trainee
Remuneration: Stipend: R4500 per month

Phase 2: Probation (12 months)
Programme: After successful completion of Basic Training – will be appointed to the rank of  Constable
Remuneration: Salary notch: R189 279 per annum

In addition to this, applicants will receive the applicable service benefits.

Core 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

Enlistment requirements: Be a South African Citizen • Be in possession of a Senior Certificate / National Senior Certificate / National Certificate (Vocational) and be in possession of a Bachelor of Science Degree or any other fields of study (minimum 3 year National Diploma/Degree) recorded on the National Learners’ Record Database on NQF level 6 or higher • Be fluent in at least two of the official languages, of which one must be English • Between eighteen (18) and under thirty (30) years of age • Have no previous criminal convictions or pending criminal cases and shall allow his or her fingerprints to be taken and background enquiries to be made, and found to be suitable for appointment • Not have any tattoo marks of which will be visible and/or irreconcilable with the objectives of the Service • Be prepared to take the oath of office • Complete and pass a medical examination • Complete and pass a physical fitness assessment • Undergo 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 undergo such training as determined by the National Commissioner • Be prepared to serve and be trained anywhere in the Republic of South Africa

NB: For a detailed advertisement, please visit the South African Police Service website on:

Interested applicants should submit their applications on the official application form, which can be obtained free of charge from any Police Station or downloaded from the SAPS Website together with all the required documentation, to the address provided in the advertisement on the SAPS Website.

Closing date: 11 March 2022

The South African Police Service is under no obligation to fill a post after the advertisement thereof, or to appoint an applicant who was recommended for such appointment.

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