It is important to note that the official application form (available from SAPS websites (www.saps.gov.za) and at SAPS Police Stations) is the only form that can be used. All instructions on the application form must be followed. Failure to do so may result in the application being rejected.
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It is important to note that the official application form (available from SAPS websites (www.saps.gov.za) and at SAPS Police Stations) is the only form that can be used. All instructions on the application form must be followed. Failure to do so may result in the application being rejected. On the application form, you must provide the correct post particulars and reference number.
A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae must be submitted along with the application form. Shortlisted applicants will be required to submit original documentation. Qualifications and driver’s licences submitted (if necessary) will be verified with the appropriate authorities. In addition to verifying applicants’ residential addresses, the South African Police Service will conduct reference checks.
Appointments will be made in accordance with the Public Service Act, 1994 (Act No 103 OF 1994) applicable to the post environment. Applications must be submitted / posted timely. Late applications won’t be considered or accepted. In the event that a candidate is shortlisted, he/she will be expected to attend both a practical assessment and a personal interview.
Short-listed candidates for appointment to certain identified 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). If a candidate whose details appear in the National Register for Sex Offenders or Part B of the Child Protection Register, they will be disqualified.
From 31 January 2015, all new appointments to the South African Police Service must provide a buccal (inside cheek) sample to determine their forensic DNA profile as part of the Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Amendment Act, Act 37 of 2013. A forensic DNA profile derived from the sample will be loaded into the Elimination Index of the National Forensic DNA Database, and all shortlisted candidates will be screened for fingerprints and references.
It is not open to persons who retired from the Public Service due to severance packages, early retirement, or medical reasons. We will only correspond with successful candidates. If you do not hear back from us within 3 months of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. In the event that a post is advertised, the South African Police Service is not required to fill it.
Through the filling of these posts, the South African Police Service intends to promote representativeness in the Public Service as an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The transfer / appointment of individuals who will promote representivity will be given preference.
Closing Date:26 May 2023