SAPS: Basic Police Development Learning Programme

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SAPS: Basic Police Development Learning Programme

SAPS Police Training Programme

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

Two (2) streams of recruitment is undertaken:

STREAM 1:

  • Applicants in possession of a Senior Certificate / National Senior Certificate / National Certificate (Vocational);
  • Applicants who successfully completed the Military Skills Cadet Development Programme with the South African National Defence Force

STREAM 2:

  • Applicants who fully completed a three (3) year National Diploma / Degree recorded on the National Learner Record
  • Database (NLRD) on at least a NQF 6 or higher level in the following fields of study: Law / Policing / Criminology / Law Enforcement / Forensic Investigation
  • Successful applicants in Stream 2 will undergo a shortened basic training programme as determined by the National Commissioner

Requirements:

  • Be a South African Citizen

Stream 1:

  • Be in possession of a Senior Certificate / National Senior Certificate / National Certificate (Vocational)

Stream 2:

  • A three (3) year National Diploma / Degree recorded on the National Learner Record
  • Database (NLRD) on at least a NQF 6 or higher level in the following fields of study: Law / Policing / Criminology / Law Enforcement / Forensic Investigation
  • Be proficient in at least English and one other official language
  • Between eighteen (18) and under thirty (30) years of age
  • Have no previous criminal convictions and shall allow his or her fingerprints to be taken and background enquiries to be made
  • Not have any tattoo marks of which will be visible and irreconcilable with the objectives of the Service
  • Be prepared to take the oath of office
  • Complete a medical examination
  • Complete 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
  • Be prepared to serve and be trained anywhere in the Republic of South Africa
  • Body Mass Index of less than 30 / or Waist circumference ≤ 102 cm (males) and ≤ 88 cm (females)

Post title: Police Trainee

Stipend: R4500 per month

Salary notch: R186 483 per annum

In addition to this, appointees will receive the applicable service benefits.

Act of Appointment: SAPS Act, 1995 (Act No 68 of 1995).

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

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 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.

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 (BPDLP)

Selected applicants shall participate in a Basic Police Development Learning  Programme (hereafter referred to as the PROGRAMME) for a period of 21 (twenty one) months.

The PROGRAMME shall consist of three phases:

Induction Phase

  • One (1) month 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 shall be appointed as a member of the Service under probation (12 months).

During the Basic Training Phase of the PROGRAMME the Service shall provide free training gear, meals and accommodation to the police trainee.

Trainees will also receive medical aid benefits for the duration of the 21-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.

Placement: Successful candidates will be trained at any SAPS Academy in South Africa and will be placed at any Police Station / Unit in South Africa after completion of the Institution Phase

Closing date: 15 October 2019

How to apply:

Complete the application form in your own handwriting.

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. Applicants may report such incidents to the National Anti Corruption Line at telephone number: 0800 701 701. 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,
  • Senior Certificate / National Senior Certificate or National Certificate (Vocational),
  • Additional qualifications,
  • Proof of residence .

Correspondence will be conducted with successful candidates only.

This application form together with all the required documentation, should be handed in at your nearest police station or at the address provided below:

PROVINCE POSTAL ADDRESSCONTACT PERSON
TEL NRPHYSICAL ADDRESS
Western Cape Provincial Commissioner (Reenlistments)South African Police
Service Private Bag X 9004 Cape
Town 8000
Capt Van Zyl
WO Nel
(021) 409 6579 / 6596Applications can be hand delivered
at:
1st Floor, Customs House
Building, Lower Heerengracht
Street, Cape Town
Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner
Recruitment & Staffing: Reenlistments
South African Police Service
Private Bag X7471 King Williams
Town 5601
Lt Col Madlingozi
PPO E Du Randt
(040) 608-7153
/7156 /7157
/7158 /7245
/7248 /7161
Applications can be hand delivered
at:
Recruitment & Staffing,
SAPS Provincial Head Office:
Eastern Cape, Old Griffiths Mxenge
Building, Buffalo Street, Zwelitsha,
5600
Northern CapeThe Provincial Head Personnel
Management Recruitment Office:
Re-enlistment Private Bag X 5001
Kimberley 8300
Col Seome
W/O Botha
(053) 8393724 /
2516 / 2510 /
2511
Applications can be hand delivered
at: Lewende hawe Building 19
George Street (locked silver
container at entrance) Kimberley
Free StateProvincial Commissioner (Reenlistments) South African Police
Service Private Bag 20501
Bloemfontein
9300
Lt Col N Tyali
Sgt I Gailele
(051) 507-
6407/6807
Applications can be hand delivered
at: No 126 Charlotte Maxeke
Street ,Metpol Building, 5th floor
:Room 518 ,Bloemfontein or
posted to: PC: Free State,
Personnel Management, Private
Bag X20501, Bloemfontein , 9301
Att: The Recruitment Centre
GautengProvincial Commissioner (Reenlistments) South African Police
Service P/Bag X57,
Braamfontein, 2017
Lt Col C Henning
Capt Lennox
Capt Barnard
PO Motau
(011) 274 7913
/ 7423 / 7424 /
7425
Applications can be hand delivered
at:
SAPS Provincial Head Office,
Gauteng Province, 16 Empire
Road, Parktown, Johannesburg,
2193
Limpopo The Provincial Head Personnel
Management Private Bag X 9428
Polokwane 0700
Lt Col Kgadima
Capt Kobe
(015)290 6024
(015)290 6094
Applications can be hand delivered
at: 44 Schoeman Street Landbank
Building Polokwane 0700 or
posted to the Provincial Head(as
given)
North WestThe Provincial Commissioner
South African Police Service
Private Bag X801 Potchefstroom
2520
Lt Col Koloti
W/O Mpela
(018) 299
7320/7732
Applications can be hand delivered
at: 2nd floor Wespol Building:
Corner Mandela Drive and Peter
Mokaba street.
MpumalangaThe Provincial Head: Personnel
Management Recruitment &
Staffing: Private Bag X 11299
Nelspruit, 1200
Lt Col. Todani
Capt NA Nkosi
(013) 762 4810
or 4898/ 4808/
4811/ 4809/
4318
Applications can be hand delivered
at: The Provincial Office,
Recruitment and Staffing, South
African Police Service, Ehmke
Street No. 04, Nelspruit next to
Mlondolozi house.
KwaZulu Natal Provincial Commissioner(Reenlistment) South African Police
Service P O BOX 1965 Durban
4000
Lt Col S N Zondo
Capt TM Chazi
PO P Moodley
(031)325 4808
/ 6404/6194
Applications can be hand delivered
to 6TH Floor, Servamus Building
,Room 619/620 15 Bram Fischer
Road, Durban or posted to: The
Recruitment Office
SA Police Service, P O BOX
1965,Durban,4000

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