Closing Date: Thursday 31st of October 2019
Organization SAPS
Employment Type Internship
Province South Africa
Town/City South Africa
Salary/Stipend R4500 p/m
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Stipend: R4500 (Salary notch: R186 483 pm)

The South African Police Service is recruiting for entry level Police Trainees and
invites applications from all races and gender, of applicants in possession of courses
or higher qualifications in the field of Information Technology or related field of
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


  • Be a South African Citizen
  •  Be in possession of a Senior Certificate / National Senior Certificate / National
    Certificate (Vocational), with a passed subject in Computer Studies / Computer
    Application Technology / Information Technology; or any course / higher
    qualification in the field of Information Technology or related field of study
  • 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 

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

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.

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

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

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. The forensic DNA profile derived from the
sample will be loaded to the Elimination Index of the National Forensic DNA

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 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. 

How to Apply

Police Trainees with IT related qualifications Application Form

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 8000
Contact Persons: Capt Van Zyl WO Nel, Tel: (021) 409 6579 /
Applications can be hand delivered at: 1st Floor, Customs House
Lower Heerengracht Street, Cape Town
Easatern Cape
Provincial Commissioner Recruitment & Staffing: Reenlistments South
African Police Service Private Bag X7471 King Williams Town 5601
Contact Persons: Lt Col Madlingozi or PPO E Du Randt, Tel:
608-7153 /7156 /7157 /7158 /7245 /7248 /7161
Applications 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:
Private Bag X 5001 Kimberley 8300
Contact Persons: Col Seome W /O Botha (053) 8393724 / 2516 /
2510 / 2511
Applications 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 9300
Contact Persons:Lt Col N Tyali Sgt I Gailele (051) 507- 6407
Applications 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
Provincial Commissioner (Reenlistments) South African Police Service
P /Bag X57, Braamfontein, 2017
Contact Persons: Lt Col C Henning or Capt Lennox or Capt
or PO Motau, Tel: (011) 274 7913 / 7423 / 7424 / 7425
Applications can be hand delivered at: SAPS Provincial Head Office,
Province, 16 Empire Road, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2193
The Provincial Head Personnel Management Private Bag X 9428 Polokwane
Contact Persons: Lt Col Kgadima or Capt Kobe, Tel: (015)290
6024 (015)290 6094
Applications 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 2520
Contact Persons: Lt Col Koloti or W /O Mpela (018) 299 7320
/ 7732
Applications can be hand delivered at: 2nd floor Wespol Building:
Mandela Drive and Peter Mokaba street.
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,
and Staffing, South African Police Service, Ehmke Street No. 04,
next to Mlondolozi house.
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
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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