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Post Title: Police Trainee


Number of Posts: 5 000 Available Positions


Act of Appointment: SAPS Act, 1995 (Act No of 1995).


Reference Number: TRAINEE2023/2024Closing Date: 30 June 2022




Institution phase (basic training in the academies)


Duration: 9 monthsStipend: R4 500 per month




Probation Phase (after training in the academies)


Duration: 12 monthsSalary notch: 186 483 per annum


In addition to this, appointees will receive the applicable service benefits from probation phase.


CORE FUNCTIONS: Successful candidates will serve as Police Trainees on contract. After successful completion of the Training Programme, 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


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 English and one other language


• Be between 18 and under 30 years of age (on the closing date of advertisement).


• Not have any previous criminal conviction and shall allow his or her fingerprints to be taken and background enquiries to be made.


• Not have a tattoo mark of which will be visible and irreconcilable with the objective of the service.


• Be prepared to take the oath of office.


• Undergo and pass medical examination (Body Mass of less than 30 / Waist circumference of less than 102 cm (males) and 88 (females)


• Complete and pass physical fitness assessment


• Undergo and pass a Psychological and Integrity assessment as determined by the National Commissioner and be found to comply with the profile of a police officer


• 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


The following will serve as an added advantage:

• An aggregate of “4” and above in English in the final senior certificate examination and / or a fully complete 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 light vehicle driver’s licence.


General Information:


• Interested applicants should submit their applications on the official application form, which can be obtained free of charge from any police station / SAPS Recruitment office or downloaded from the SAPS Website (htts://www.saps.gov.za). The Z83 previously utilized will no longer be accepted. All instructions on the application form must be adhered to, failure to do so may result in rejection of the application.


• The reference number of trainee 2023/2024 must be correctly specified on the application form.


• A comprehensive curriculum vitae and copy of identity document (not required to be certified) must be attached together with the application form.


• Appointment will be made in terms of the south African police service act, 1995.


• Applications must be hand delivered timeously at the relevant address attached below. late applications will not be accepted or considered.


• Successful applicants will be expected to undergo the basic police development training programme as prescribed by the national commissioner, and will be trained at any SAPS academy in south Africa where after they will be placed at any police station / unit in south Africa after completion of basic training.


• All applicants will be subjected to a physical fitness assessment and are expected to conform to the body mass index of less than 30 or waist circumference less or equal to 102 cm (males) and 88 cm (females),


• Applicants all also subjected to 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 qualifications, drivers’ license, citizenship and residential address of each applicant.


• Applicants will be subjected to a vetting process which will include security screening, reference checking and fingerprint verification to establish whether any illicit activity has been recorded or is pending against candidates.


• Applicant who previously serve in a government department and who were dismissed as a result of misconduct will not be considered for appointment in the South African police service (SAPS).


• 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, may be excluded from participating in the programme. Should applicants fail to disclose any health condition, it may result in their withdrawal from the programme on the determination thereof.


• If an applicant is short-listed, it can be expected of him/her to undergo a personal interview.


• Short-listed applicants for appointment may be vetted in terms of the criminal law (sexual offences and related matters) Amended act, 2005 (Act No 38 of 2005). A candidate whose particulars appear in the National Register for sex Offenders or Part B of the child protection register, will be disqualified from appointment to that post.


• The criminal law (forensic procedures) amendment act, act 37 of 2013 requires that all new appointments in the South African police service as from 31st of January 2015 provide a buccal (inside cheek) sample in order to determine their forensic DNA profile derived from the sample will be loaded to the elimination index of the national forensic DNA database.


• Correspondence will be conducted with successful applicants only and if an applicant has not been contacted within 3 months after the closing date of this advertisement, it should be accepted that such applicant was unsuccessful.


• The South African police service is under no obligation appoint any person who applied for appointment / enlistment.


• The closing date for the applications is 30 June 2022.


• Your cooperation in ensuring the selection and appointment of suitable personnel will contribute towards the capacitation of SAPS to ensure that a valuable contribution is made towards the addressing of service delivery and achieving the strategic objectives of the service.






Contact Person: PPO Ngqalelo, PO Qomfo, PO Vuso, PO Mahloane, PO Galo, PO Mqitsane


Tel No. (021) 406 6594/ 6591/ 6588/ 6592 / 6593 / 6585




Contact Person: Lt Col Madingozi, PPO E Du Randt


Tel No. (040) 608 7153 / 7156/ 7157/ 7158/ 7245/ 7248 / 7161




Contact Person: Col Smith, W/O Botha, PO Syfers, PO Moorcraft


Tel No. (053) 839 3724/ 2813/ 2510




Contact Person: Lt Col CC Jackson, W/O HM van Wyk, Sgt. IF Gailele


Tel No. (051) 507 6419/ 6407/ 6807




Contact Person: Lt Col C Henning, Capt Lennox, Capt Barnard, PO Motau


Tel No. (011) 274 7913/ 6407/ 6807




Contact Person: Lt Col Kobe, PPO Menaguvhuni, PPO Mphela, PO Manoko


Tel No. (015) 290 7913/ 6407/ 6807




Contact Person: Col Nel, Capt Mpela


Tel No. (018) 299 7097/ 7320




Contact Person: Lt Col Tondani, Capt NA Nkosi


Tel No. (013) 762 4810/ 4698 /4808/ 4811/ 4809/ 4318




Contact Person: Lt Col SN Zondo, W/O Machai, PO P Moodley, PO Nkosi, SPO Mbkazi


Tel No. (031) 325 4808 /6403/ 6194/ 6196/ 4957






Provincial Commissioner South African Police Service

Private Bag X 9004, Cape Town, 8000


Applications can be hand delivered at:

1st Floor, Customs House Building, lower Heerengracht Street, cape town




Provincial Commissioner Recruitment & Staffing: South African Police Service

Private Bag X7471, King Williams Town, 5601


Applications can be hand delivered at:

Recruitment & Staffing, SAPS Provincial head office: eastern cape, old Griffiths Mxenge Building, Buffalo Street, Zwelitsha, 5600




The Provincial Head Personnel Management Recruitment Office: Private Bag X5001, Kimberly, 8300


Applications can be hand delivered at:

Lewende hawe Building 19 George Street (locked silver container at entrance) Kimberly




Provincial Commissioner South African Police Service

Private Bag 20501, Bloemfontein, 9300

Applications can be hand delivered at:


Nearest Police Station / No 126 Charlotte Maxeke Street, Metpol Building

5th floor: Room 518, Bloemfontein or posted to: Free State, Personnel Management, Private bag X20501, Bloemfontein, 9301 Att: The Recruitment centre




Please hand in at nearest Police Station

For further enquiries, the following recruitment officers may be contacted




The Provincial Head Personnel Management

Private Bag X 9428, Polokwane, 0700


Applications can be hand delivered at:

44 Schoeman Street Landbank Building Polokhwane, 0700 or posted to the Provincial Head (as given)




The Provincial Commissioner South African Police Service

Private Bag X 801, Potchefstroom, 2520


Applications can be hand delivered at:

2nd floor Wespol Building: Corner Mandela Drive and Peter Mokaba Street.




The provincial head: Personnel Management Recruitment & Staffing: Private Bag X 11299, Nelspruit, 1200


Applications can be hand delivered at:

The Provincial Office, Recruitment & Staffing, South African Police Service, Ehmke Street No 04 Nelspruit next to Mlondolozi house


Provincial Commissioner South African Police Service

P O BOX 1965 Durban, Kwazulu Natal, 4000


Applications can be hand delivered at:6th floor, Servamus Building, Room 619/620 15 Bram Fisher Road, Durban or posted to: The Recruitment Office SA Police Service, P O Box 1965, Durban, 4000



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