SAPS Basic Police Development Learning Programme

The South African Police Service (SAPS) is offering the Basic Police Development Learning Programme 2017 in South Africa. The SAPS Careers and Vacancies have also been announced in various categories, where you can easily optimize your experience level and skills. SAPS Jobs or SAPS Vacancies are rarely available in South Africa, so you should not miss the SAPS Vacancies available in SA.

The Police Training Programme 2017 is available for those candidates who are willing to make their career in South African Police Department.South African Police Vacancies may also be availed by the successful candidates having good experience in the field. The Basic Police Development Programme 2017 is a Police Learnership Programme 2017 that will boost your experience level as well as your expertise as Police Officer. After completing the SAPS Learning / Training Programme 2017, you will be able to get better Police Officer Jobs and Careers in future.

The Government Traineeships 2017 are rare in South Africa, so you should not miss the chance, and submit your job application form at the relevant department at the earliest possible time. The interested candidates should have a look on the details of Basic Police Development Programme 2017 before submitting their application for recruitment at South African Police Service.

SAPS Basic Police Development Learning Programme 2017 in South Africa: Police Jobs / Vacancies

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. Preference will be given to applicants who are in possession of at least a light vehicle driver’s licence
  • Undergo a psychological assessment as determined by the National Commissioner and be found to comply with the profile of police official
  • 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 to the post for which he or she applies
  • Be 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 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
  • Be prepared to serve anywhere in the Republic
  • Have a Body Mass Index of less than 30 or waist circumference of 102cm for males and 88cm for females.

All applicants will be subjected to fitness, psychometric 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 licence, citizenship and residential address of each applicant.

Applicants in possession of a valid driver’s licence for at least a light motor vehicle will have an added advantage.

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 applicant’s failure to disclose the conditions will result in their withdrawal from the programme on the determination thereof.

The Criminal Law (Forensic Procedure) Amendment Act, Act 37 of 2013 requires that all new appointments in the South African Police Service as from 31 January 2016 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 onto the Elimination Index of the National Forensic DNA Database.

Basic Police Development Learning Programme

Selected applicants will participate in a Basic Police Development Learning Programme for a period of 21 (twenty-one) months.

The contract period of twenty-one (21) months comprises the following phases:

  • Induction Phase: One (1) month’s induction at a designated police station.
  • Basic Training Phase: Eight (8) months’ Basic Training at a designated SAPS Academy (with practical training at a designated police station)
  • Probation Phase: After successful completion of the Induction and the Basic Training Phases, the police trainee will be appointed as a member of the Service under probation.

The police trainee will undergo on-the-job training for a period of twelve (12) months at a workplace determined by the Service. During the Probation Phase, the police trainee will be designated as a constable.

During the Probation Phase, the police trainee will be assessed to determine his or her suitability to be appointed as a permanent member of the South African Police Service. A prescribed assessment instrument will be used for this purpose.

The Service will pay a stipend of R4 500 per month during the Induction and Basic Training Phases of the contract period. No other benefits and/or allowances are payable during these phases.

The Service will pay a stipend equivalent to Band A, notch 1 (currently R152 943 per annum) during the Probation Phase. The police trainee will receive all benefits and/or allowances (subject to the qualifying criteria), that are applicable to a permanent member of the Service.

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

How to Apply for Basic Police Development Learnerships 2017 / Training Jobs 2017 in South Africa

Applications close on: 04 November 2016.

  • Complete an application form in your own handwriting. 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 that regard will be investigated and may lead to criminal prosecution. Applicants may report such incidents to the National Anti-corruption Line at telephone number: 0800 701 701
  • Make sure you have signed your application form in front of a commissioner of oath
  • Attach certified copies of your: ID document, Driver’s licence, Matric/Senior Certificate (Grade 12 certificate or equivalent qualification), 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 utilised for the application form, one for the fitness assessment form, one for the interview form and one for the medical assessment.

Application forms can be hand delivered to the following offices:

The Provincial Office, South African Police Service, Mpumalanga
No 4 Ehmke Street, Nelspruit
Lt Col ME Todani
AC E Lukhele

Gert Sibande Region
Dimag Building, 5A Naude Street, Ermelo
Capt F Nkgadima
AC AL Sibanyoni
Piet Retief Cluster
No 67 Kotzer Street, Piet Retief
Capt Gouws
PO Nkgadimeng

Secunda Cluster
Secunda SAPS, No 1 Steenkamp Street
Capt MJ Reno
CAC ND Mndebele
ND PPO L Van Zyl

Pienaar Cluster
21 and 31 Madikizela Avenue, Pienaar
LT Col SM Makam
AC MD Mahlalela

Acornhoek Cluster
Acornhoek SAPS, Street No 1,
R40 Road, Acornhoek
Capt LH Ndlovu

Tonga Cluster
Tonga View, Main Road
Const SG Mkhatshwa

Kwamhlanga Cluster
Kwamhlanga SAPS, Office No 35, Solomon Mahlangu Drive
PPO AM Msiza

Witbank SAPS, cnr OR Thambo and Louise Streets
Capt BAC Matlala
PO JW Nienaber
PO MM Ramphisa

Middelburg Cluster
Middelburg SAPS, HRM Office
Col Ramokolo
Capt Skhosana

Standerton Cluster
59 Charl Cilliers Street, Standerton
Captain LN Hadebe Sergeant PS Ngcobo
AC BM Mdluli

If you meet the minimum eligibility criteria as mentioned above, you should forward your job application for the South African Police Service (SAPS) Vacancies to get better job experience in the police service field. The job can jump start your career and provide you more better Police Careers and Job Opportunities in future. So don’t waste your time and forward your c.v. along with application to avail these SAPS Vacancies.

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  1. Any information

  2. Just want to find out whether the closing date for applications has been extended or not?

  3. Dear sir/madam i just want to findout the due date of application please

  4. dear madam or sir i lyk to tnx de opportunity i ws given in to cme 2 physical training,bt i am stil sad tt i fail 2 run as much as thy required i wish 2 knw wen is the next requitment date i really want 2 be de family of blue(SAPS)

  5. Good morning

    My name is jerry I am interested in joining the SAPS as I have dreamed of becoming an officer and I am wiling to protect and serve our fellow brothers and sisters, I have matric I went to college studied Office administration, marketing management and currently occupational health and safety please give me the opportunity to give back to our nation as it gave to us.

  6. I’m a 34 year member of SANDF (soldier) currently based in Pretoria, before joining the organization I had a dream of becoming a policeman and I still have it. I’m physically fit and focused and I belied that one day I will make a good policeman.

  7. Dear sir /madam .I was applying the last year December in saps learnaship but no response yet.i like to know when the programme starting of calling people because I’m intrestep.

  8. i am 25 years young lady i ve been applied and falled it through BMI but i will try again becouse i want to be a police

  9. i just wanted to know that only kzn got the post or? i need gauteng post which website i must ff

  10. I applied and I’m praying cause I really want to be a police officer .eastern cape

  11. boikanyo johannes

    I’m so interested in becaming a police inspector, I have a matric certificate and I am 24 years old. I went to my local police station and ask if they would allow me to volunteer so that I can gain experience unfortunately they told me that they dont take volunteers until feather notice…please help

  12. gernuine mohlabai

    I would like to work in saps and I have completed my matric with bachelors degree

  13. I wanna know if they have started calling people yet

  14. i am currently reserve in SA Navy CAN I APPLY
    for position in SA Police have completed my basics
    in SA Navy would like to be trained as diver

  15. Dear Sir/Madam i like know if the post ar they still gona come out this month?

  16. hey my name is mandla mkona,I always wish to work for SAPS in order to serve,protect and fight against crime in our country. I am a dedicated person with Grade 12 certificate, Drivers license and I am a South African Citizen.

  17. Fezile Goodman mdumaza

    i want to be a police and i have all requirements needed.

  18. Is have been 5-6 years now applying for Dis post,even now I have never been contacted.
    I’m desperately need Dis job Plys help

  19. I an 31yrs of age & I’ve realised that at this moment saps recruit only youth under the age of 30yrs.what about the rest of citizen of this country.please be fair guys.this country belongs to all of us citizens.minister and mec consider the facts

  20. Dear m stll pushing my matric and am 19 years young man and iwant to be a police man to change south africa.

  21. Hello dear. I want to know when gonna open for that learnship because am I current unemployer. My nearest police station their is no forms available. Now I’m afraid to go there because it’s seem twice to visit

  22. would like to serve as a police officer problem we are being excluded because we do not have drivers licensee so my appeal is if it is possible from those who are above make please include those who do have drivers licensee.

  23. I’m 30 years old I applied to to be a policeman,I did 2 phases and I pass all of them but they didn’t call back for either phases…so I wanted to know why?because I really love to be a policeman!!but I will try it again..

  24. since I was small boy I always dream of one day becoming a police officer but the fact I want to become detective so how could you guys assist me but I’m doing grade12 this year and looking forward to pass very well and get my matric certificate


  26. I am of 20yrs of age and i have my grade 12 an a deploma in ICT. I have been sending my cv’s in post and emails but nothing turns up. Need help, yours desprettly karabo

    • Bonginkosi Cyril Xaba

      Im young Zulu speaking man who is also fluent in English and sign language.I try to live a life that will be an example to my peers and I desire to achieve.I’m a hard working individual and I never rest until all my duties are done,ever since I was a kid I have always wanted to be a police and serve my people so can please help please..

  27. Dear Sir/madam. I went to nearest police station ,to fetch forms they told me they don’t no nothing about the application form

  28. I would like to study as a policeman.

  29. I would like to apply for metro police can some just tell me how and where to go

  30. I have matric and would like to become a metro policeofficer can anyone tell me where and how to apply

  31. SIpho Zeph kubheka

    My name is Sipho Zeph Kubheka i’m 24yrs old i have got matric certificate,code c drivers licence, i’m one of the young active candidate who wishes to serve in a blue uniform, flight against crime ,protect our country.

  32. Good day, I’m Mile Sondlane 22 years of age young man, I’m intrested in this learnership and being an sap one day please notify me if there is something out there, My contact number are 0818947053, Email [email protected], Thank you.

  33. Dear Sir /Madam I’m Luzuko I’m interesse in your learnership one day i see myself fighting against crime if you have anything for me please let me know my number is:0636612457 and my e-mail is [email protected]

  34. dear sir/madam I’m interested in your learners hip I have grade12 certificate code 10 drivers licence with pdp and learners licence of motorbike I’m driving bike at debonairs pizza ndise mthatha my number 0834782978

  35. Dear sir/madam
    I am Dipuo and i like to be a SAPS of the future, i have 25 yrs old. If the learnership forms are published pls notify via email or call to 0768966263/ [email protected]. Thank you


  37. Am interested in saps learnership programme and can’t wait for the posts to be advertised pliz tell me if the is a post

  38. christinah selemela

    Hi I’m Christinah and I’m 33 years old with grade 12 certificate and code 10 drives license I will like to join saps team can I please be advised in any post please xxx

  39. I’m lekgoa masenya and im 28 years old with grade 12 and drivers license and I’m very interest in saps jobs”

    • Plz contact me at 0765069182 for any post advertising,help me I’m not work and I’m the head of the family depending on me!

  40. Andrew Buthelezi

    Hi I am Andrew Buthelezi 26 years old with code 10 licence i would like to join a SAPS and i dont have criminal record i am willing to work hard for my country if the is any new post plz help.


  42. I’m Terence 23 years old hard worker
    Really interested in SAPS opportunity.

  43. I’m interested any post I am available. Please inform me.I’m 31 yes old I have drivers license and matrix.

  44. forms please

  45. Hi i’m Nonsikelelo,26 year old female with Grade 12, code 10 drivers licence and National Vocational Certificate equivalent qualification I wish to know if SAPS forms are available at the moment if not when can i check, because i am interested in serving my community as well as my country as whole interms of safety and security.

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