Posted on :
14 Nov, 2013
The South African Police Service invites applications 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 (documentary proof must be furnished)
Be at least 18 and under 30 years of age (documentary proof must be furnished)
Be in possession of a Grade 12 school certificate or National Certificate (Vocational) Safety in Society (documentary proof must be furnished)
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 to 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
Be 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 which are visible and irreconcilable with the objectives of the Service • Have no previous criminal convictions and/or pending criminal, civil, disciplinary cases (applicants will allow his or her fingerprints to be taken and allow background enquiries to be made)
Not have been declared unfit to possess a firearm
Applicants should be within the mass and height restriction. Height: Males: Not shorter than 1.6m; females: Not shorter than 1.55m. Body Mass Index of less than 30/waist circumference ≤ 102cm(males) and ≤ 88cm(females).
Basic Police Development Learning Programme
Selected applicants will participate in a Basic Police Development Learning Programme (hereafter referred to as “the Programme”)for a period of 24 (twenty-four) months.
The Programme will 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 will provide free training gear, meals and accommodation to the police trainee. During the Field Police Development Phase of the Programme, the police trainee will 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 R123 687 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. 215 entry-level posts are available in the Basic Police Development Learning Programme.
These are distributed as follows:
Name of Cluster: Pienaar (23)
Station (No. of Posts) Reference No below
Kanyamazane (x10) MP 33/10/2013
Pienaar (13) MP 34/10/2013
Name of Cluster: Tonga (x10)
Komatipoort (x2) MP 35/10/2013
Tonga (8) MP 36/10/2013
Name of Cluster: Lydenburg (x8)
Lydenburg MP 37/10/2013
Pilgrim’s Rest MP 38/10/2013
Name of Cluster: Nelspruit(x2)
Ngodwana MP 39/10/2013
Name of Cluster: Belfast(x8)
Belfast (x4) MP 40/10/2013
Dullstroom (x1) MP 41/10/2013
Machadodorp (x3) MP 42/10/2013
Name of Cluster: Middelburg (x14)
Hendrina MP 43/10/2013
Name of Cluster: Vosman (x12)
Kriel (x4) MP 44/10/2013
Ogies (x8) MP 45/10/2013
Name of Cluster: Standerton (x37)
Amersfoort (x11) MP 46/10/2013
Morgenzon(x1) MP 47/10/2013
Perdekop(x2) MP 48/10/2013
Sakhile(x7) MP 49/10/2013
Standerton(x8) MP 50/10/2013
Volksrust(x7) MP 51/10/2013
Wakkerstroom(x1) MP 52/10/2013
Name of Cluster: Elukwatini(x30)
Badplaas MP 53/10/2013
Carolina MP 54/10/2013
Ekulindeni MP 55/10/2013
Elukwatini MP 56/10/2013
Fernie MP 57/10/2013
Haartebeeskop MP 58/10/2013
Name of Cluster: Secunda (x29)
Bethal(x1) MP 59/10/2013
Emzinoni(x6) MP 60/10/2013
Evander(x7) MP 61/10/2013
Kinross(x2) MP 62/10/2013
Leslie(x11) MP 63/10/2013
Trichards(x2) MP 64/10/2013
Name of Cluster: Ermelo (x21)
Chrissiesmeer (x8) MP 65/10/2013
Ermelo (x8) MP 66/10/2013
Lothair (x5) MP 67/10/2013
Name of Cluster: Piet Retief(x20)
Dirkiesdorp (x5) MP 68/10/2013
Mahamba (x8) MP 69/10/2013
Piet Retief(x7) MP 70/10/2013
Name of Cluster: Balfour(x1)
Val (x1) MP 71/10/2013
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.
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 you are applying for. Make sure you have signed your application form.
Attach certified copies of your:
Matric/Senior Certificate (Grade 12 Certificate or equivalent qualification)
Applications can be directed to: The Provincial Commissioner, Personnel Management, South African Police Services, Private Bag X11299, Nelspruit 1200 or can be hand delivered to the Recruitment Office at the Ground Floor, 7 Ferreira Street, Nelspruit. Enquiries can be directed to Lt Col Mampa at(013) 762-4898 or(013) 762-4389/4810/4690/4811/4808/4809.
Correspondence will be conducted with successful candidates only.