Where To Study To Become A SAPS Officer

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Police officers are often looked up to as the heroes of communities and many people aspire to be in this position. If you're one of those who dream of working for the police, here's where you can study to join SAPS.


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Have you been wanting to join the South African Police Service, better known as SAPS, and you're wanting to know how? We can help!

If you are looking to apply to become a police officer then you should know that you do not have to obtain a diploma or degree but you must have passed matric with the compulsory languages and mathematics or mathematical literacy. 

The South African Police Service (SAPS) usually advertises trials in the newspapers and on its site throughout the year. You will then need to apply for these trials.

The requirements which applicants must satisfy are the following: 

  • You must be a South African citizen 
  • You must be at least 18 years old but under the age of 30 years old
  • You must have a valid driver's license 
  • You must not have a criminal record
  • You must be fluent in English and at least one other official language. 

Police recruits undergo a Basic Police Development Learning Programme (BPDLP) when they enlist in the South African Police Service.

These are the SAPS training colleges that currently exist:

  • South African Police  Services Academy All Saints (Eastern Cape)
  • South African Police  Services Academy Bisho (Eastern Cape)
  • South African Police Services Academy Graaf -Reinet (Eastern Cape)
  • South African Police Services Academy Umtata (Eastern Cape)
  • South African Police Services Academy Chatsworth (Kwazulu-Natal)
  • South African Police Services Academy Ulundi (Kwazulu-Natal)
  • South African Police Services Academy Tshwane (Gauteng)
  • South African Police Services Academy Bishop Lavis (Western Cape)
  • South African Police Academy Oudtshoorn (Western Cape)
  • South African Police Academy Phillipi (Western Cape)

The programme will run for 24 months. 12 months will be spent at the Academy and 12 months in the workplace.

This career path requires a lot of commitment, quick thinking skills and good communication skills. 

Visit the SAPS website for more information on the programme

 


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