Unit Commander, Serious Organised Crime Investigation - SAPS

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POST: Unit Commander (Colonel)

LOCATION: Serious Organised Crime Investigation, Free State, Northern Cape, North West

LEVEL OF REMUNERATION: MMS: R838 407 per annum

REFERENCES: DPCI/NC/59/2021 (1 post)

Core Functions:

  • Ensure the effective Investigating of Organised crime threats identified by means of the National Threat Analysis (NCTA). Ensure the conducting of disruptive operations by focussing on National Priority Crime. Ensure the maintaining of specific cross border operations focussing on:-task co-ordinating pertaining to transnational organised crime investigation.
  • -Specific cross border operations in terms of transnational obligations, transnational vehicle crime investigations.-ensure the maintaining of policy standards and procedures pertaining organised crime;
  • Manage and utilise all resources allocated to the immediate post environment in accordance with the relevant directives and legislation



Generic Requirements:

  • Applicant must display competency in the post-specific functions of the post;
  • Be in possession of a Senior Certificate (Grade 12) and a relevant (to the post) three (3) year Diploma/Degree registered on the National Learner Record Database on at least a NQF 6 level;
  • Be proficient in at least two official languages, of which one must be English.
  • Must be a South African citizen.
  • Must have no previous criminal/departmental convictions or criminal or departmental cases pending;
  • Applicants will be subjected to a vetting process which will include security screening;
  • Be in possession of at least a valid light motor vehicle driver’s licence;
  • Relevant courses in the field of the post may be an advantage;
  • Must not have tattoos which will be visible when wearing summer uniform.

Additional Requirements:

An applicable three (3) year Diploma/ Degree registered on the National Learner Record Database on at least a NQF 6 level in Policing/ Law/ Forensic Investigation/ Criminology or other related field of study and have four (4) years relevant experience in the field of the post of which three (3) years should be on supervisory level.



  • Only the official application form (for salary level 1-12) which will be available at all SAPS Offices, Stations and may also be downloaded on the SAPS website will be accepted. All instructions on the application form must be adhered to; failure to do so may result in the  rejection of the application.
  • The post particulars and reference number of the post must be correctly specified on the application form.
  • Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae must be submitted together with the application form.
  • Certified copies of an applicant's ID document, motor vehicle driver's licence, all educational qualifications obtained together with academic records must be attached to each application.



  • Applicants will be subjected to fingerprint screening.
  • Persons who retired from the Public Service by taking a severance package, early retirement or for medical reasons, as well as persons with previous convictions, are excluded.
  • Appointments will be made in terms of the South African Police Service Act, 1995.
  • Applicants appointed under the Police Service Act will be subjected to a medical assessment by a medical practitioner as determined by SAPS prescripts.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicants to submit applications timeously to the correct postal/physical/email address as provided below. Failure to which the applications would not be considered.
  • The closing date for all applications is 02 April 2021. Late applications will not be accepted or considered.
  • If an applicant is short-listed, it can be expected of him/ her to undergo a personal interview and such candidates may be subjected to security clearance.
  • Correspondence will be conducted with successful candidates only. If you have not been  contacted within 3 months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
  • The South African Police Service is under no obligation to fill a post after advertisement thereof.
  • Candidates short-listed for appointment to certain identified posts will be vetted in terms of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and related Matters) Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No 32 of 2007) and the children's Act, 2005 (Act No 38 of 2005). A candidate, whose particulars appear in either the National Register of Sex Offenders or Part B of the Child Protection Register, will be disqualified from appointment to the post.



How To Apply

Application forms may be posted or hand delivered to the following addresses:

Applications for DPCI: NORTHERN CAPE can be posted to:

Lieutenant Colonel Bosman

PO Box 1142



Hand delivered to:

27 Stockdale Street, Old De-Beers Building (Cheapside)



Enquiries/applications can be directed/emailed to:

Lieutenant Colonel Bosman and Captain Damons

Telephone number: (053) 836 7015 / 7006

Email: [email protected] (for DPCI-Northern Cape posts only)


Applications for DPCI: FREE STATE can be posted to:

Lieutenant Colonel TS Zenzile

Private Bag X 20501



Hand delivered to:

Charlotte Maxeke Street/ Maitland Street, 46 ABSA Building


Enquiries/applications can be directed/emailed to:

Lieutenant Colonel Zenzile and Captain Moyana

Telephone number: (051) 503 2753

Email: MoyanaM4@saps.gov.za (for DPCI-Free State posts only


Applications for DPCI NORTH WEST can be posted to:

Lieutenant Colonel Tsoaela

Private Bag A12



Hand delivered to:

51 Leask Street, Westend Building


Enquiries/applications can be directed/emailed to:

Lieutenant Colonel Tsoaela and Captain Mohutsioa

Telephone number: (018) 464 5316 / 5347 / 5402

Email: [email protected] (for DPCI-North West posts only)

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