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How Long Is Police Training In South Africa?

Policer trainees do get a stipend in South Africa. Becoming a police officer takes dedication and hard work. Is this something you are interested in? Find out how long training is below.


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The duration of a basic police learning program is usually 24 months, of which 12 months will be at the Academy and 12 months in the workplace. It will consist of two phases at the academy and one phase in the workplace. Foundational phase – will mainly focus on acquiring necessary knowledge and skills.

For newly appointed police officers, constables undergo a four-month training programme where they will be developed in a number of fields to enable them to serve as men and women in blue. Their training programme has been tailored to build on their experience and exposure to the policing field.

As you can see, the requirements differ based on the training you undergo. It is therefore essential that you do your research and read the job application before applying. This will tell you the length of training, requirements, salary and all relevant details.

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