Security / Law Enforcement Jobs In South Africa (SAPS Careers)

By | January 6, 2022

The South African Police Service (SAPS) welcomes applications from appropriately qualified candidates to fill its employment opportunities in South Africa.

We, as Police Officials of the South African Police Service concede to the making of a free from any and all harm climate for all individuals in South Africa by –

  • partaking in undertakings to address the main drivers of wrongdoing in the network;
  • forestalling activity which may compromise the wellbeing or security of any network; and
  • examining criminal lead which has jeopardized the wellbeing or security of the network and dealing with the culprits thereof

By and large, on the off chance that you join the South African Police Service, you’ll either join as a police official, or as a regular citizen worker:

Police authorities are utilized under the particulars of the South African Police Service Act. On the off chance that you’re applying to fill in as a police official, at that point your work will be generally engaged around the anticipation and battling of wrongdoing. Police authorities are generally forefront – they are out there on the roads battling lawbreakers and exploring occurrences.

Non military personnel representatives are utilized under the details of the Public Service Act. In the event that you’re applying to work in this limit, at that point you will be working in a supporting capacity ‘in the background as it were, instead of performing cutting edge police work. Regular citizen representatives’ work centers around assignments, for example, organization, administrative obligation, obtainment, and in any event, keeping things spotless and clean at police HQ.

What the over all methods, is that in the event that you are somebody who needs to work for the South African Police Service, yet don’t care for performing forefront police work, at that point there is as yet a part for you.


To join SAPS as a police official, under the details of the South African Police Service Act, you should meet the accompanying qualification rules:

  • You should be in any event 18 years old, yet younger than 30.
  • You should have perpetual residency in South Africa.
  • You should have the option to pass the mental evaluation controlled by SAPS, which confirms that you fit the profile of a police official.
  • You should have a National Senior Certificate (NSC) at Grade 12, or a same.
  • You should be conversant in English, and at any rate one other language.
  • You should not have any obvious tattoos.
  • You should not have any previous criminal feelings or history.