SAPS: Traineeship Programme 2022

Closing Date: 11 MARCH 2022
Location: All Provinces

Reference Number: Graduate 2022/2023 

Phase 1: Basic  Training (9  months)

  • Basic Training at a Training  Academy as a Police Trainee 

Stipend: R4500 per  month

Phase 2:  Probation (12 months)

  • After successful completion of  Basic Training – will be appointed  to the rank of Constable

Salary notch:  R189 279 per annum

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

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 possession of a Bachelor of Science  Degree or 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 of 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

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.

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 offices 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 TO 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.

How to Apply

Western Cape 

Provincial Commissioner South African Police Service  Private Bag X 9004 Cape  Town 8000

Lt Col Visser Capt Van Zyl PO Mahloane

(021) 409 6587  / 6579 / 6593

Applications can be hand delivered  at:  1st Floor, Customs House Building,  Lower Heerengracht Street, Cape  Town 

Eastern Cape 

Provincial Commissioner  Recruitment & Staffing 

South African Police Service  Private Bag X7471 King  Williams Town 5601

Lt Col Madlingozi PPO E Du Randt

(040) 608-7153  /7156 /7157  /7158 /7245  /7248 /7161

Applications can be hand delivered  at:  

Recruitment & Staffing (Re-enlistments), SAPS Provincial Head Office: Eastern Cape, Old Griffiths Mxenge Building,  Buffalo Street, Zwelitsha, 5600 

Northern Cape 

The Provincial Head Human  Resource Management:  Recruitment Office  

Private Bag X 5001  

Kimberley 8300

Col Smith

W/O Botha

(053) 8393724 /  (053) 8392813 /  (053) 8392510

Applications can be hand delivered  at: Lewende Hawe Building, 19  George Street (locked silver  container at entrance), Kimberley 

Free State 

Provincial Commissioner  South African Police Service  Private Bag 20501  



Lt Col Jackson

W/O Van wayk

Sgt I Gailele

(051) 507- 6419/6807

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  South African Police Service  P/Bag X57, Braamfontein,  2017

Lt Col C Henning Capt Lennox

Capt Daschner

(011) 274 7913  / 7423 / 7424

Applications can be hand delivered  at:  

SAPS Provincial Head Office,  Gauteng Province, 16 Empire Road,  Parktown, Johannesburg, 2193


The Provincial Head  

Personnel Management  Private Bag X 9428  

Polokwane 0700

Lt Col Kobe

PPO  Nemaghuvhuni

(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

Colonel Nel

Capt Mpela

(018) 299  7097/7320

Applications can be hand delivered  at: 2nd floor Wespol Building: Corner  Nelson Mandela and Peter Mokaba  Street. 


The Provincial Head:  Personnel Management  Recruitment & Staffing:  Private Bag X 11299  

Nelspruit, 1200

Lt Col. Todani

Capt NA Nkosi

(013) 762 4810  or 4898/ 4808/  4811/ 4809/  4318

Applications can be hand delivered  at: The Provincial Office, Recruitment  and Staffing, South African Police  Service, Ehmke Street No. 04,  Nelspruit next to Mlondolozi house.

KwaZulu Natal 

Provincial Commissioner South African Police Service  P O BOX 1965 Durban  4000 

Lt Col S N Zondo  W/O Machaie

PO P Moodley

(031)325 4808  6194/6403

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 

  • 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 basic training.
  • All applicants will be subjected to a physical fitness assessment and are  expected to conform to the Body Mass Index of less than 30 or Waist  circumference ≤ 102 cm (males) and ≤ 88 cm (females), 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 records, qualifications, driver’s  license, 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.
  • 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 thereof.
  • If an applicant is short-listed, it can be expected of him/her to undergo  a personal interview.
  • Short-listed applicants 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 for Sex  Offenders or Part B of the Child Protection Register, will be  disqualified from appointment to that post.
  • 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 Database.
  • Correspondence will be conducted with successful applicants only and if  you have not been contacted within 3 months after the closing date of  this advertisement, please accept that your application was  unsuccessful.
  • Successful applicants will be expected to undergo the Basic Police  Development Training Programme as prescribed by the National  Commissioner.
  • The South African Police Service is under no obligation to fill a post after  the advertisement thereof.


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