SAPS is recruiting 12 000 youth, 7000 by the end of the year and 5000 to undergo training next year.

DEADLINE: 11 March 2022


  • 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.

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.

How to apply

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.

You can download the the SAPS Trainee Application form Here APPLICATION FORM or visit Careers | SAPS (South African Police Service)

Applications must be hand delivered timeously at the address indicated. Late applications will not be accepted or considered.

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