SAPS Police Trainee Recruitment

  • Government Jobs In South Africa
  • Full time
  • 2 months ago
  • South Africa
  • Salary Rand 30,000 - 40,000 / Monthly
  • Shift Full Time
  • Job Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree
  • Number of vacancies 500 openings
  • Job experience Fresh
  • Job level Officer

Job Description

The South African Police Service (SAPS) is recruiting 5000 Entry Level Police Trainees. 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). 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 (BPDLP) for a period of 21 months.

The Police Development Learning Programme shall consist of three phases:

  1. Induction Phase: 1 month at a designated police station;
  2. Basic Training Phase: 8 months Basic Training at a designated SAPS Academy (with practical training at a designated police station);
  3. 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 BPDLP, the service shall provide free training gear, meals and accommodation to the police trainee.




Applicants must

  • 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 oath of office
  • Undergo and pass a medical examination (Body Mass Index of less than 30/ Waist circumference < 102 cm (males) and < 88 cm (females)
  • Complete and pass a physical fitness assessment
  • Undergo and pass a Psychological and Integrity assessment as determined by the National Commissioner and be profound 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

SAPS Current Vacancies 2022

  • Forensic Analyst: Technical Management
  • Forensic Analyst: Quality Assurance
  • Forensic Analyst: Institutional Development
  • Forensic Analyst: Forensic Awareness
  • Forensic Analyst: Environmental Compliance
  • Forensic Analyst: Quality Control
  • Forensic Analyst: Primer Residue
  • Forensic Analyst: Image Analysis
  • Forensic Analyst: IBIS, Ballistics
  • Forensic Analyst: Facial Identification
  • Forensic Analyst: Crime Scene Laboratories
  • Forensic Analyst: Environmental Compliance

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 driver’s licence

How to Apply SAPS Vacancies 2022

  • Register/Log in to Official SAPS Job Portal –
  • Click on the SAPS job listing Page.
  • Select the right profile which you want to apply.
  • Fill the SAPS Hiring Form with all necessary details.
  • Now click on the final submissions button.
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