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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.
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
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 Investigation
Successful applicants in Stream 2 will undergo a shortened basic
training programme as determined by the National Commissioner
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:
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;
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 / Unit in South Africa after completion of the Institution Phase