Join the South African Police Service (SAPS)

Join the South African Police Service (SAPS) – Apply Now

Join the South African Police Service (SAPS) . The South African Police Service (SAPS) is actively recruiting and welcomes qualified professionals to submit applications for the following vacancies.

The application deadline is 27 December 2023.

LOCATION: SAPS Head Office, Pretoria


The South African Police Service serves as the national police force of the Republic of South Africa.

Its 1,154 police stations across the country are organized based on provincial borders, with a designated Provincial Commissioner appointed in each province.

SAPS is committed to being a people-oriented service, dedicated to serving the community and upholding the fundamental rights of all South Africans.


SAPS offers diverse career opportunities in various fields. Individuals can join as either police officials or civilian employees. Police officials are governed by the South African Police Service Act, 1995 (Act No 68 of 1995), while civilian employees operate under the Public Service Act, 1994 (Act No 103 of 1994).

While many police officials are directly involved in preventing, combating, or investigating crime, others and civilian personnel play crucial roles in support functions.


To explore detailed job descriptions and access application guidelines, please click or tap on the highlighted job title in the table provided above.

Short-listed candidates will undergo a personal interview and undergo security clearance. Correspondence will be with successful candidates only.

If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.

Reference checks will be conducted on all shortlisted candidates.

Applicants for specific posts will be vetted in accordance with the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No 32 of 2007) and the Children’s Act, 2005 (Act No 38 of 2005).

Candidates listed in the National RegJoin the South African Police Service (SAPS) ister for Sex Offenders or Part B of the Child Protection Register will be disqualified from appointment.

SAPS is not obligated to fill a post after its advertisement. The SAPS application form is available at any SAPS Recruitment Office within the South African Police Service.

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