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South African Police Service Recruitment 2020/2021 Requirement and Guidelines

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South African Police Service Recruitment 2020/2021 Requirement and Guidelines.

SAPS Recruitment 2020: The South African Police Service recruits qualified persons into its workforce regularly. Publications are made available on national dailies, main stream media outlets and on the official South African Police Service website which is

South African Police Service Recruitment 2019

Amongst the countries of Africa, South African Police Service are amongst the better paid police on the continent so the welfare packages are better in comparison.

Required persons have to have good interpersonal skills, with no criminal records which is certainly damaging, with passion for protecting the lives and properties of the citizenry and ensuring peace and safety. It should be noted that a thorough background would be conducted on candidates to ensure they comply with the laid down requirement and if found wanting they would be sacked from the SAPS.

Benefits of Joining the South African Police Service (SAPS).

  • Job security
  • Good welfare package.
  • Career advancement opportunity.
  • Opportunity to protect, enforce and ensure peace and safety.

Requirements to Join the South African Police Service.

  • Candidates must be between the ages of 18 and 30 throughout the duration of the recruitment exercise.
  • Candidates must have sat for, passed and have the Grade 12 certificate.
  • Candidates must possess good command of the English Language and any other language.
  • You must be ready to take the oath of office
  • Candidates must have no criminal record or any criminal trial in the offing.
  • Candidates must be of South African origin
  • You must have a South African identity card.

Stages of the South African Police Service (SAPS ) Recruitment Exercise.

The SAPS recruitment exercise involves three (3) main stages which are:


The induction stage lasts for one (1) month at an assigned police station in which the candidate would have to understudy and monitor the activities of the South African Police Service officers and learn how they carry out their duties and the on field experience of policing.


This training stage lasts for eight months (8) at an assigned South African Police Service Academy for the selected candidates. There candidates  are thought the ethics and discipline of policing. They are thought how to fight and defend themselves in violent situations and to defend the public. Also taught to them is the ability to resolve disputes amicably and calm tensions. Laws of the country, human rights and so much more are taught to them.


After the candidates has successfully passed the above 2 stages which are the induction stage and Basic Training Stage, the candidate would be enrolled in the South African Police Service force under probationary conditions for 12 months from the time of appointment and after the candidate has successfully passed the conditions for the Probation Stage, the employment would be fully confirmed.

The Candidate has to ensure that he or she has to be of due conduct during before, during and after the South African Police Service recruitment exercise. Candidates who behave in a way that causes embarrassment to the South African Police Service may have their employment terminated.

To register for the South African Police Service recruitment, logon to, register, fill in the necessary details accordingly.

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