SAPS Basic Policing Traineeship Programme 2020

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

Stream 1
Applicants in possession of a Senior Certificate / National Senior Certificate
/ National Certificate (Vocational): Applicants who successfully completed the Military Skills Cadet
Development Programme with the South African National Defence Force
Stream 2
Applicants who fully completed a three (3) year National Diploma
/ Degree recorded on the National Learner Record Database (NLRD) on at least a NQF 6 or higher level in the following fields of study: Law / Policing / Criminology / Law Enforcement / Forensic InvestigationSuccessful applicants in Stream 2 will undergo a shortened basic
training programme as determined by the National Commissioner

Requirements

  • Be South African
  • Be proficient in at least English and one other official language
  • Between eighteen (18) and under thirty (30) years of age
  • 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 office
  • Complete a medical examination
  • Complete 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

Body Mass Index of less than 30 / or Waist circumference ≤ 102 cm (males) and ≤ 88 cm (females)

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

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 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.

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.

About the Programme

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, we 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 / Unit in South Africa after completion of the Institution Phase

How To Apply


Download Application Form



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 license,
  • Senior Certificate / National Senior Certificate or National Certificate
    (Vocational),
  • Additional qualifications,
  • Proof of residence.

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.

Closing Date: 31 October 2019
Location: All Provinces

Stipend: R4500.00


This application form together with all the required documentation should be handed in at your nearest police station or at the address provided below:

Western Cape
Provincial Commissioner (Reenlistments) South African Police Service
Private Bag X 9004 Cape Town 8000Contact Persons: Capt Van Zyl WO Nel, Tel: (021) 409 6579 / 6596Applications can be hand delivered at: 1st Floor, Customs House Building,
Lower Heerengracht Street, Cape Town
Easatern Cape
Provincial Commissioner Recruitment & Staffing: Reenlistments South African Police Service Private Bag X7471 King Williams Town 5601Contact Persons: Lt Col Madlingozi or PPO E Du Randt, Tel: (040)
608-7153 /7156 /7157 /7158 /7245 /7248 /7161Applications can be hand delivered at: Recruitment & Staffing, SAPS Provincial Head Office: Eastern Cape, Old Griffiths Mxenge Building, Buffalo Street, Zwelitsha, 5600
Northern Cape
The Provincial Head Personnel Management Recruitment Office: Re-enlistment
Private Bag X 5001 Kimberley 8300Contact Persons: Col Seome W /O Botha (053) 8393724 / 2516 / 2510 / 2511Applications can be hand delivered at: Lewende hawe Building 19 George Street (locked silver container at entrance) Kimberley
Free State
Provincial Commissioner (Reenlistments) South African Police Service
Private Bag 20501 Bloemfontein 9300Contact Persons:Lt Col N Tyali Sgt I Gailele (051) 507- 6407
/6807Applications can be hand delivered at: No 126 Charlotte Maxeke Street ,Metpol Building, 5th floor :Room 518 ,Bloemfontein or posted to: PC: Free State, Personnel Management, Private Bag X20501, Bloemfontein , 9301 Att: The Recruitment Centre
Gauteng
Provincial Commissioner (Reenlistments) South African Police Service
P /Bag X57, Braamfontein, 2017
Contact Persons: Lt Col C Henning or Capt Lennox or Capt Barnard
or PO Motau, Tel: (011) 274 7913 / 7423 / 7424 / 7425
Applications can be hand delivered at:
SAPS Provincial Head Office, Gauteng Province, 16 Empire Road, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2193
Limpopo
The Provincial Head Personnel Management Private Bag X 9428 Polokwane 0700 Contact Persons: Lt Col Kgadima or Capt Kobe, Tel: (015)290
6024 (015)290 6094Applications can be hand delivered at: 44 Schoeman Street Landbank Building Polokwane 0700 or posted to the Provincial Head(as given)
North West
The Provincial Commissioner South African Police Service Private Bag
X801 Potchefstroom 2520Contact Persons: Lt Col Koloti or W /O Mpela (018) 299 7320 / 7732Applications can be hand delivered at: 2nd floor Wespol Building: Corner
Mandela Drive and Peter Mokaba street.
Mpumalanga
The Provincial Head: Personnel Management Recruitment & Staffing: Private Bag X 11299 Nelspruit, 1200 Contact Persons: Lt Col. Todani or Capt NA Nkosi, Tel: (013)
762 4810 or 4898 / 4808 / 4811 / 4809 / 4318 Applications can be hand delivered at:
The Provincial Office,
Recruitment and Staffing,
South African Police Service,
Ehmke Street No. 04,
Nelspruit
next to Mlondolozi house.
KZN
Provincial Commissioner (Reenlistment) South African Police Service P.O BOX 1965 Durban 4000 Contact Persons: Lt Col S N Zondo or Capt TM Chazi or PO P Moodley,
Tel: (031)325 4808 / 6404 /6194 Applications can be hand-delivered to 6TH Floor, Servamus Building , Room 619 /620 15 Bram Fischer Road, Durban or posted to:
The Recruitment Office SA Police Service, P O BOX 1965, Durban, 4000


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