APPLICATION PROCESS FOR POLICE ACT

application process


APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT IN TERMS OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE ACT, 1995 (ACT NO 68 OF 1995)

Someone who applies to be appointed in terms of the SAPS Act, 1995 must –

  1. fill out the official application form and affirm under oath or by means of a solemn declaration that the information he/she supplied on the application, is true and correct
  2. have permanent residency in the Republic of South Africa (RSA), of which he/she must give documentary proof
  3. be at least 18 years old, but younger than 30 years (documentary proof is needed)
  4. undergo a physical and medical examination as determined by the SAPS, and must be found to be physically and mentally fit to be appointed in the post for which he/she applies
  5. undergo a psychological assessment as determined by the National Commissioner of the SAPS, and must be found to fit the profile of a police official
  6. have a Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or an equivalent qualification, of which he/she must present documentary proof
  7. be fluent in English and at least one other official language
  8. be prepared to take the oath of office
  9. be prepared to undergo any training as determined by the National Commissioner of the SAPS
  10. not have any visible tattoos that are contrary to the objectives of the SAPS
  11. not have previous criminal convictions
  12. let his/her fingerprints be taken
  13. be prepared to have his/her background checked
  14. be prepared to serve anywhere in South Africa.

Source: Official SAPS Website