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About the South African Police Service | SAPS-https://www.saps.gov.za

The South African Police Service is the national police force of the Republic of South Africa. Its 1,138 police stations in South Africa are divided according to the provincial borders, and a Provincial Commissioner is appointed in each province.
Officers: 150,950 (2014/15)
Headquarters location: Pretoria, South Africa
Founded: 1995
Jurisdiction: South Africa
Number of employees: 193,692 (2014–2015)
Minister of Police responsible: Bheki Cele

Before you fill out that SAPS Traineeship 2019/2020 application to be a police officer, there are a lot of things to consider. Besides the important questions of whether or not this may be the right career for you or whether you can handle the emotional, mental and physical rigors that come with a day on the job, there’s one important question on which your entire career hopes will hinge: are you qualified to be a law enforcement officer?

Benefits of Joining the South African Police Service (SAPS).

  • Job security
  • Good welfare package.
  • Career advancement opportunity.
  • Opportunity to protect, enforce and ensure peace and safety.

Requirements to Join the South African Police Service.

  • Candidates must be between the ages of 18 and 30 throughout the duration of the recruitment exercise.
  • Candidates must have sat for, passed and have the Grade 12 certificate.
  • Candidates must possess good command of the English Language and any other language.
  • You must be ready to take the oath of office
  • Candidates must have no criminal record or any criminal trial in the offing.
  • Candidates must be of South African origin
  • You must have a South African identity card.

South African Police Service (SAPS ) Recruitment Exercise & The Process. 

The SAPS recruitment exercise involves three (3) main stages which are:


The induction stage lasts for one (1) month at an assigned police station in which the candidate would have to understudy and monitor the activities of the South African Police Service officers and learn how they carry out their duties and the on field experience of policing.


This training stage lasts for eight months (8) at an assigned South African Police Service Academy for the selected candidates. There candidates  are thought the ethics and discipline of policing. They are thought how to fight and defend themselves in violent situations and to defend the public. Also taught to them is the ability to resolve disputes amicably and calm tensions. Laws of the country, human rights and so much more are taught to them.


After the candidates has successfully passed the above 2 stages which are the induction stage and Basic Training Stage, the candidate would be enrolled in the South African Police Service force under probationary conditions for 12 months from the time of appointment and after the candidate has successfully passed the conditions for the Probation Stage, the employment would be fully confirmed.

The Candidate has to ensure that he or she has to be of due conduct during before, during and after the South African Police Service recruitment exercise. Candidates who behave in a way that causes embarrassment to the South African Police Service may have their employment terminated.

To register for the South African Police Service follow the guideline below.

NOTE: Be aware of bogus website advertisements on SAPS traineeship and vacancies.

Basic Police Development Learning Programme

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:



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.

How to Apply For SAPS Traineeship 2019

The minimum qualifications listed above determine an individual’s basic eligibility for employment with the South African Police Service (SAPS).  Please note, the application process can be lengthy. Depending on a person’s specific circumstances, the process can take as little as a few months to more than a year.

The human resource personnel encourages applicants to apply for positions by submitting an online application


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  1. I have a diploma in policing that I obtained in 2019 at TUT and I’m still unemployed, I really need a job and it hurts me most because I do apply but my applications are always not considered.

  2. I would love to apply as a police officer, as a change in my career. Even if it means that work within the police offices, departments. I have a lot of knowlodege within the finance department as well,

    Many thanks


  3. I feel I am police officer now but not entered its department as of not being the right time now but I still believe that one day that dream will become real to be a crime stopper and a good public servant for that mater

  4. I am 47 years of age and would like to be part of the team. I understand that the age group I am at flags a red signal. However I am knowledgeable and willing to be a office assistant or conduct clerical work to optimize productivity within the offices and thus assist the crime fighters more on the ground work.

    I am currently unemployed and healthy. I feel there are very little opportunities out there for my age group that have so much still o offer. I feel there is somewhat a lack of mature and wise people currently in the SAPS and therefor most of which are negatives being shown to surface now.

  5. Some provinces are in lack of resources and we’ve been applied so many times but some have been discriminated due to their home background…even nowadays we still applying we don’t give up because we want better for our an environment.

    • My younger brother has being trying for 10 years now with no luck. Always has positive outstanding during the training exercise, but they never called him. Good luck with that


  6. i would like to join the saps, i am 25 years old and i am really interested in serving my country, i have been trying for 3 years now please can someone assist me.

  7. I am 34 years old lost my husband in a car accident 4 years ago ever since I am struggling to get a job I have two kids 1 is 4years old and the other 1 is 7years old. I really hope I can join this program.

  8. I am a young South African looking forward to be recruited as a police officer. I have just completed my metric and looking for a job that can make me decrese the population of crime

  9. My objective is to get accepted by the SAPS.To do well and to focus on the SAPS collage so that I can pass and become an officer of my town or country.to commit myself to serve my God my country and the SAPS to fight against crime and the wrong doings of people and to put criminals behind bars.

  10. My name is Rinaldo Snyders
    My father a former SAPS members and left SAPS as a Colonel the Station Commander at the following stations
    SAPS Lyttleton
    SAPS Mamelodi West (and shared the idea of the partitions that are currently in the CSC at Mamelodi West SAPS station)
    Station Commander at SAPS Pretoria North where he made a difference in curbing serious and violent crimes
    It is a passion within our family as my father is my role model and he strive to serve the community and to keep our community safe especially our eldest our children and our woman the vulnerable within the community

    I would love to join the SAPS and make a difference within the community and put criminals behind bars when they commit a crime but more especially to strengthen the trust within the community and to restore SAPS image

  11. Hi my name is Ester Leeuw, I’m turning 30 years this year.
    I would love to join the saps as I’m eager to fight crime
    For any response please contact me @ 076 041 6003
    I have Equivalent Matric & Valid License code 10

    Email Address: esterleeuw@gmail.com
    Thank you!!


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