Basic Police Development Learning Programme

The South African Police Service is offering the Basic Police Development Learning Programme in Limpopo, South Africa. The Basic Police Learnerships or Training Programme 2015-2016 is available in various provinces of South Africa, and you can join the Police Learnerships by forwarding your application to the concerned department.

South African Police Jobs are rare, so you should not miss the chance for Basic Police Development Programme i.e. a special Police Training Job. It is pertinent to mention here that after completing the Police Traineeships 2015 / 2016 in Limpopo, South Africa, you may get Permanent Police Jobs in South Africa. So the Police Training will be helpful for you in near future. SAPS Jobs and Careers usually remain available / vacant in South Africa, and you may also avail the SAP Vacancies after having good experience in Police Department.

The Police Training Jobs in Limpopo are available, so you should forward your application for Basic Police Development Learning Programme 2015-2016 at the first convenient. The interested candidates should go through the complete job details before forwarding their job application form.

Basic Police Development Learning Programme 2015-2016 in Limpopo South Africa

The South African Police Service invites applications from all races and gender for Enlistment in the Basic Police Development Learning Programme from young, energetic, intelligent, physically and mentally fit individuals, dedicated to serving their country by pursuing a career in policing.

Basic enlistment requirements:

Young South African men and women who apply to be appointed as a member in terms of the South African Police Service Act, 1995 (Act no 68 of 1995) must:

  • Apply on the form determined by the National Commissioner and affirm under oath or by way of a solemn declaration that the particulars furnished in the application, are the truth and correct;
  • Be a South African citizen of which documentary proof must be furnished;
  • Be at least eighteen (18) and under thirty (30) years of age of which documentary proof must be furnished;
  • Be in possession of a Grade 12 school certificate or National Certificate (Vocational) Safety in Society of which documentary proof must be furnished (2015 matriculates are welcome to apply and before enlistment proof of successful completion of Grade 12 (Senior Certificate) must be submitted. As an interim arrangement kindly submit proof of last school report); Preference will be given to applicants who are in possession of at least a light vehicle driver’s licence;
  • Submit himself or herself to a physical medical examination as determined by the National Commissioner and must be found to be physically and mentally fit for appointment in the post for which he or she applies;
  • Undergo a psychological assessment as determined by the National Commissioner and be found to comply with the profile of a police official;
  • Proficient in at least two of the official languages, of which one must be English;
  • Be prepared to take the oath of office;
  • Be prepared to undergo such training as determined by the National Commissioner;
  • Not have any tattoo marks of which will be visible when wearing the SAPS summer uniform;
  • Have no previous criminal convictions and/or pending criminal, civil, disciplinary cases and such person shall allow his or her fingerprints to be taken and allow background enquiries to be made; Not have been declared unfit to possess a firearm and
  • Be prepared to serve anywhere in the Republic.

Body Mass Index of less than 30 / Waist circumference ≤ 102 cm (males) and ≤ 88 cm (females).

All applicants will be subjected to a 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 criminal record, qualifications, driver’s license, citizenship and residential address of each applicant.

Applicants in possession of valid driver’s license for at least a light motor vehicle will have an added advantage.
Applicants will be subjected to a vetting process which will include security screening and fingerprint verification.
Applicants who previously served in a Government Department and who were dismissed as a result of misconduct are excluded.

The SAPS will also publish the names of applicants on the SAPS Website and in the newspapers for public comments.

Applicants will undergo a Final Selection Phase (“Grooming Phase”) at a venue and period as determined by the National Commissioner, to select the successful applicants.

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.

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.

Basic Police Development Learning Programme in South Africa

Selected applicants shall participate in a Basic Police Development Learning Programme (hereafter referred to as the PROGRAMME) for a period of 24 (twenty four) months. The PROGRAMME shall consist of three phases:

  • Academy Phase: Ten months training at a designated SAPS Academy;
  • Field Police Development Phase: Twelve months training at a designated Field Police Development police station;
  • Integrated Assessment Phase: Two months assessment at a designated SAPS Academy.

During the Academy Phase of the PROGRAMME the Service shall provide free training gear, meals and accommodation to the police trainee. During the Field Police Development Phase of the PROGRAMME the police trainee shall be responsible for his/her own meals and accommodation; Trainees will also receive medical aid benefits for the duration of the 24-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. Remuneration (on completion of the training period) will be on the first notch of Band A (currently R142 140 per annum). In addition to this, appointees will receive the applicable service benefits.

Core Functions:

Successful candidates will serve as functional police officials. As such, they will be deployed to carry out one or more of the following 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

56 Entry Level Posts are available in the Basic Police Development Learning Programme at the following stations in Limpopo:

  • Gravelotte (1 Post) – Ref: LIM01/07/2015
  • Phalaborwa (2 Posts) – Ref: LIM02/07/2015
  • Mokwakwaila (2 Posts) – Ref: LIM02/07/2015
  • Bolobedu (3 Posts) – Ref: LIM04/07/2015
  • Giyani (4 Posts) – Ref: LIM05/07/2015
  • Roedtan (2 Posts) – Ref: LIM06/07/2015
  • Rooiberg (1 Post) – Ref: LIM07/07/2015
  • Tuinplaas (1 Post) – Ref: LIM08/07/2015
  • Lephalale (3 Posts) – Ref: LIM09/07/2015
  • Tolwe (1 Post) – Ref: LIM10/07/2015
  • Rust De Winter (1 Post) – Ref: LIM11/07/2015
  • Mahwelereng (3 Post) – Ref: LIM12/07/2015
  • Malipsdrift (1 Post) – Ref: LIM13/07/2015
  • Motetema (2 Post) – Ref: LIM14/07/2015
  • Rakgoadi (2 Post) – Ref: LIM15/07/2015
  • Leboeng (1 Post) – Ref: LIM16/07/2015
  • Dennilton (2 Posts) – Ref: LIM17/07/2015
  • Thohoyandou (4 Posts) – Ref: LIM18/07/2015
  • Polokwane PSS (20 Post) – Ref: LIM19/07/2015

How to Apply for Basic Police Development Learning Programme 2016 in South Africa

Applications close on 31 August 2015. Complete an application form in your own handwriting (download here). These application forms can be obtained from your nearest SAPS Recruitment office or the Human Resource Official at local Police Stations as well as the SAPS Website.Applicants must take note of the fact that application forms and employment are not for sale and any payment offered by an applicant or promises provided in this regard will be investigated and may lead to criminal prosecution.

Specify the post which you are applying for. Make sure you have signed your application form in front of a commissioner of oath.

Attach certified copies of your: * ID Document, * Driver’s license, * Matric/Senior Certificate (Grade 12 certificate), * Additional qualifications, * Proof of residence.

Applicants who were subjected to the psychometric assessment and fit the profile will be requested, when undergoing the fitness assessment, to submit four (4) colour ID photographs, of which one will be utilized for the application form, one for the fitness assessment form, one for the interview form and one for the medical assessment form.

You are advised to apply for posts within your province, close to your place of residence.

Application forms must be hand delivered or posted to:





If you meet the minimum eligibility criteria as mentioned above, you should forward your application for the South African Police Training Jobs 2015 at the first convenient. The Police Training Programme 2016 will boost your experience level that will be helpful for you in future.

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  1. I am much more interested

  2. ndhlovu sifiso floyd

    thank you for keeping us updated.


    i want to join SAPS


    I like this job

  5. is it possible for me to apply without having a driver’s license?

  6. im interested

  7. I am interested in police problems is i am 32 of age

  8. frm the youngest until today this is the career I love and that I am interested in.. I really love and wish to have this job

  9. I am interested in police…my problem is I don’t have drivers licences and im 21 years old

  10. I don’t knw what can I do to become the SAPS.

  11. I’m interested in police job,but de problem is dat i dnt hv driver’s licenses.

  12. Im very much interested in police

  13. i realy love the profession but beiing an oefen will really disadvantage me because i dont have any financial means to get myself a drivers licence.

  14. i realy love to be part of the train

  15. when do I get my results after writing a psychometric test ?

  16. is a drivers licence a must or an advantage ?

  17. I am very interested to become a police officer, i have my matric certificate and driver’s license

  18. I am 19 years old, ive just matriculated (2015). I would be honoured to get this job as i am always eager to work at my best potential.

  19. I am 23 years old and I am willing to work as a police officer.

  20. I am 19 year old boy I have matriculated 2015 I really need to become an police afficer nd I hv no drivers license

  21. I wish to become a member of SAPS my is I dont have driver’s licence

  22. I want to become a member in force.

  23. I need to became a me to apply

  24. i have dreads of 25years of growing would i need to shave them off coz id love
    to serve the country n my community .

  25. I need to became a member am a hard worker pls help me to apply. i m 39 yrs old.

  26. mzimasi matyeni

    I’m interested

  27. I Mr B.N Monama I would love to help community to stop crime.

  28. I’m interested in the post, I do have the requirement unfortunately age, I’m running 31

  29. I’M interested…I’m having matric,drivers licence nd I’m 27 years old…

  30. i am having matric,full enduser computer but i have learners and am 27 years old

  31. I would like to become a member of SAPS. I have code 8,matric and
    management Assistant qualification. I have applied two times for SAPS but no luck.

  32. Onke Eric Cunukelo

    Hi I am Onke Cunukelo I wish I can join the army to protect my country I have grade 12 and drivers licence and I once gone for the test but I was unsuccessful I would like to get a second chance please

  33. hy i’m Jabulani mdaka I’m much more interested to work at saps m a hard work with discipline.i would like if I can get this opportunity to work for my country to support our community ar suffered by criminal offence around the world.

  34. Dear:Sir or Madam

    I’ m Victor from Bloemfontein… I would like to serve in the Saps… I m currently working part time at KFC…

    I have grade 12 and Code 10…

    I would like to hear from saps… Please

  35. Am interested to be a part of SAPS

  36. I’m interested to that job but i don’t have a driver’s licence.

  37. am interested in being SAPS field.

  38. Lorato Ramakgabe

    I am very interested to be a police officer in our country..I have matric and driver’s licence..

  39. Since I wrote psychometric test last yr October at Limpopo (Lebowakgomo)yet I didn’t get any respond and i really wish to police officer 1day

  40. simakade thamsanqa

    iam 21 years old young loyal man who wishes to become a south african police.

  41. simakade thamsanqa

    iam a 21year old young loyal man who wishes to become a south african police my numbers are 0740963966

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