SAPS encourages youth to join the fight against crime

The South African Police Service (SAPS) calls on youth from all walks of life between the ages of 18 and 30 to join the service.

Young people who possess leadership skills and regard themselves as honest, focused, highly driven, and are passionate about policing, are encouraged to apply. Applicants must, however ensure that they have never been caught on the wrong side of the law. Those who have criminal records or pending criminal charges, as well as those who have previously served in a government department and were subsequently dismissed due to misconduct should not apply.

All applicants will be subjected to fitness, psychometric and integrity testing, as well as medical evaluations during the recruitment, selection and enlistment process. Vetting and fingerprint verification will also be conducted.

Successful applicants will report for training in January 2019 for a period of 21 months. Remuneration for the induction phase and basic training phase will be a stipend of R4,500.

The programme consists of three phases: 

* Induction phase – one month at a designated police station.

* Basic training phase – eight months basic training at a designated SAPS academy.

* Probation phase. After successful completion of the induction and basic training phases, the police trainee shall be appointed as a member of the service under probation for a period of 12 months.

Minimum requirements: 

* Between the ages of 18 and 30;

* In possession of a grade 12 certificate;

* Proficient in at least two languages, of which one must be English;

* Prepared to take the oath of office;

* No criminal record or pending criminal cases.

For more information, visit www.saps.gov.za or get an application form at your nearest police station.

  AUTHOR
Earl Baillache
Journalist

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