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SAPS invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to apply for the latest Police Trainee Recruitment in 2022

Core 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.






Basic Training at a Training Academy as a Police Trainee

Stipend:  R4500 per month


(12 months)

After successful completion of Basic Training

Salary notch:

R186 483 per annum

In addition to this, applicants will receive the applicable service benefits.



SAPS Basic Police Development Learning Programme (BPDLP)

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:

1. Induction  Phase

One (1) month at a designated  police station;

2. Basic Training Phase

Eight (8) months of Basic Training at  a  designated SAPS  Academy (with practical training at a designated police station;

3. 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.

Placement: Successful candidates will be trained at any SAPS Academy in South Africa and will be placed at any Police Station I Unit in South Africa after completion of the Institution  Phase.



SAPS Enlistment requirements:  

Applicants must:

  • Be a South African Citizen;
  • Be in possession of a Senior Certificate / National Senior Certificate / National Certificate (Vocational) and be in possessioof a Bachelor of Science Degreor other any other fields of study (minimum 3 year National Diploma/Degree) recorded on the National Learners’ Record Database on NQF level 6 or higher;
  • Be fluent in at least two of the official languages, of which one must be English;
  • Between eighteen (18) and under thirty (30) years of age;
  • Have no previous criminal convictions or pending criminal cases and shall allow his or her fingerprints to be taken and background enquiries to be made, and found to be suitable for appointment;
  • Not have any tattoo marks which will be visible and/or irreconcilable with the objectives of the Service;
  • Be prepared to take the oath of office;
  • Complete and pass a medical examination;
  • Complete and pass 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; and
  • Be prepared to serve and be trained anywhere in the Republic of South Africa

The following will be an added advantage:

  • An aggregate of "4" and above in English in the final Senior Certificate examination and I or a fully completed three (3) year National Diploma/Degree recorded on the  National Learner Record Database  (NLRD) with at least an NQF 6 or higher value.
  •   At least a valid vehicle driver's licence.

All applicants will be subjected to 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 qualifications, driver's licence, 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.



Applicants who previously served 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 participation in the programme.

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

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How To Apply

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 ( 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 the rejection of the application.
  • The post particulars and reference number of the post must be correctly specified on the application form.
  • A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae must be attached together with the application form.
  • Copies of an applicant’s ID, Senior Certificate / National Senior Certificate / National Certificate(Vocational) and all educational qualifications (Degree / National Diploma) obtained and academic record must be attached, service certificates of previous employers (where applicable), motor vehicle driver’s license (optional). THE COPIES NEED NOT BE CERTIFIED.
  • Qualifications and driver’s licences submitted will be subjected to verification checking with the relevant institutions.
  • Appointments will be made in terms of the South African Police Service Act, 1995.
  • Applications must be hand-delivered timeously at the address indicated below. Late applications will not be accepted or considered.

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