SAPS training 2022 intake

SAPS training 2022 intake application form

  • Police are resuming their Basic Police Learning Development Programme intake after it was halted almost two years ago. 
  • SAPS suspended its 2020 intake due to the declaration of the National State of Disaster and nationwide lockdown.
  • This effectively meant that, over the last 23 months, no new police officers have been trained and deployed into service.

 

SAPS training 2022 intake application

Police recruits undergo a Basic Police Development Learning Programme (BPDLP) when they enlist in the South African Police Service.
Upon recruitment, a Memorandum of Agreement is entered into between the South African Police Service and the police recruit for a contract period of 24 months. During this period, the recruit will be a police trainee and will undergo the Basic Police Development Learning Programme.
The purpose of the Basic Police Development Learning Programme is to enable newly-appointed police officials to –

  • use a series of legal and policing skills to protect and serve members of communities in accordance with the Constitution of South Africa
  • provide a more effective service that will improve community satisfaction and position them to fulfil their mission of creating a safe and secure environment for all who live in South Africa.

The course is presented at the accredited SAPS academies earmarked to present the Basic Police Development Learning Programme.  The SAPS have the following academies:

SAPS ACADEMY ALL SAINTSEASTERN CAPE
SAPS ACADEMY BHISHOEASTERN CAPE
SAPS ACADEMY GRAAFF – REINETEASTERN CAPE
SAPS ACADEMY MTHATHAEASTERN CAPE
SAPS ACADEMY CHATSWORTHKWAZULU-NATAL
SAPS ACADEMY ULUNDIKWAZULU-NATAL
SAPS ACADEMY TSHWANEGAUTENG
SAPS ACADEMY BISHOP LAVISWESTERN CAPE
SAPS ACADEMY OUDTSHOORNWESTERN CAPE
SAPS ACADEMY PHILIPPIWESTERN CAPE

STRUCTURE OF THE BPDLP

The duration of the Learning Programme will be 24 months, of which 12 months will be at the Academy and 12 months in the workplace.  It will consist of two phases at the academy and one phase in the workplace.

  • Phase One:  Academy (10 months)
    • Foundational phase – will mainly focus on acquiring necessary knowledge and skills.
    • Practical application of knowledge and skills
  • Phase Two:  Workplace experience (12 months)
    • Workplace exposure at a station
  • Phase Three:  Academy (2 months)
    • Integrated assessments

When police trainees complete the training and are found competent, they are permanently enlisted in the South African Police Service as constables.

Payment and benefits during the first 24 months
A police trainee will receive the following payment and benefits during the first 24 months:
Phase 1: 10 months at the SAPS Academy
R3 175,00 per month
Free meals and accommodation
Polmed medical aid – lower plan membership, no pension fund
Phase 2 and 3: 12 months in the workplace at a station and two months integrated assessment at the Academy
R 7 275,00 per month
Own meals and accommodation
Polmed medical aid – lower or higher plan membership, pension fund and all other benefits (Leave, allowances, etc)
Permanent appointment after 24 months:
R 10 307,00 per month
All benefits applicable to SAPS Act members.

 

After almost two years, the South African Police Service (SAPS) management have decided to resume their Basic Police Learning Development Programme (BLDP) intake.

In a statement on Wednesday, police said the training of new recruits, which was scheduled to start in March 2020, had been suspended following the declaration of a National State of Disaster and nationwide lockdown by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

This effectively meant that over the last 23 months, no new police officers had been trained and deployed into service.

Police spokesperson Colonel Athlenda Mathe said the decision to resume the intake and training was taken because the country had moved to lockdown Level 1.

“The recruitment process had already reached an advanced stage with recruits having undergone various stages in the recruitment and selection process and were only awaiting the final stage where they were to be subjected to a medical assessment,” she said.

“The basic training of new recruits involves extensive physical contact, and with the challenges experienced with the Covid-19 restrictions that were in place, this made it impossible for training to commence.”

Mathe added that, with the recommencement of the recruitment process currently under way, all applicants who had undergone all stages of training and were only awaiting the medical assessment, would receive an SMS from the respective SAPS provincial recruitment offices.

The SMS would be requesting them to report at a venue where their fingerprints would be processed to determine their criminal status or previous convictions.

 

Police also noted that there were several hoax messages containing fake job advertisements within SAPS, circulating on social media and other channels.

“The SAPS urges potential employment seekers to be wary of these fake job listing advertisements and not fall prey to any scam of this nature.”

 

Source : SAPS website

 

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