How To Find and Apply For SAPS Vacancies

Thursday, 10 February, 2022 - 09:56
Abdul Gallow
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If you're looking to start a career with the South African Police Service (SAPS) and are not sure of where or how to find and apply for SAPS vacancies, then this is the article for you.


The South African Police Service (SAPS) are responsible for preventing and combating anything that may threaten the safety and security of any community within South Africa. SAPS offers careers in various fields.

When you join SAPS you are employed in terms of the South African Police Service Act, 1994, you will be employed as a police official or a civilian employee.

To view the vacancies at SAPS you can visit the SAPS Careers opportunities website which you can view here. The vacancies are separated in the following categories:

  • Senior Management
  • Police Act
  • Public Service Act
  • Police Trainees
  • Internship Programme

Each category will have a list of SAPS vacancies that require different skills, qualifications and experience level, so navigate to the SAPS vacancy that suits you best. When you click on a vacancy you will be directed to an application form.

To apply for the vacancies offered by SAPS you need to do the following:

  • Fill in the application form provided when you click on the SAPS vacancy
  • Documents needed are your CV, certified copies of your ID and Drivers license along with any other required documents needed for the SAPS vacancy.
  • Attach the required documents to the application form before you send it in.
  • Applications need to be posted or hand delivered to the address provided on the application forms.

SAPS welcomes applications from people with disabilities and late applications will not be considered. If you are shortlisted by SAPS, you can expect to undergo a personal interview as well as a practical assessment.

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