SAPS: Reservists Traineeship 2020

The South African Police Service invites members of the community that is energetic, intelligent, physically and mentally fit and that is dedicated with the desire to serving their country on a voluntary basis as Reservists, to assist the South African Police Service in the fight against crime.

NB: A Reservist performs voluntary duty in the South African Police Service without any expectation of receiving compensation for such duty.

In terms of the Regulations of the South African Reserve Police Service you may be called up by the National Commissioner to perform duties in order to strengthen and support the Police in performing its constitutional mandate as set out in Section 205 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 and that you will not receive remuneration (unless so called up).

You will be expected to perform a minimum of sixteen (16) hours voluntary duty per month.


  • Countrywide


  • Must be a South African citizen by birth
  • At least 20 years and below 50 years of age of which documentary proof must be furnished.
  • Completes a health questionnaire determine by the National Commissioner, at his or her own cost, that is confirmed by a registered medical practitioner.
  • Is medically mentally and physically fit to perform the duties of a reservist
  • Is of good and sound character, for which positive background enquiries must be obtained
  • Fits the psychometric profile and has successfully completed any other test that may be determined by the National Commissioner.
  • Is in possession of at least a senior certificate (Grade 12) or a National Certificate (Vocational) level 4, of which documentary proof must be provided.
  • Is able to speak, read and write at least two official languages, of which one must be English.
  • Allow his or her fingerprints and DNA sample to be taken
  • Completes an assessment questionnaire
  • Is vetted or screened
  • Is prepared to undergo such training as may be determined by the National Commissioner
  • Is prepared to take the prescribed oath of office
  • Understands that his or her services may be terminated at the age of 60
  • Employment is not a prerequisite requirement but applicants who are employed will receive preference. Provides proof of employment where relevant.
  • Do not have a criminal record or any criminal or departmental cases pending against him or her (all criminal or departmental cases must be declared)
  • do not have any tattoo marks of which will be visible if the person wears uniform, and that is irreconcilable with the objectives of the Service.


  • No Remuneration


Complete the prescribed application form in your own handwriting. These application forms can be obtained from your nearest SAPS Recruitment office or local Police Station or the South African Police Service Website:

  • Applicants must take note of the fact that application forms are not for sale and any payment offered by an applicant or promises provided in this regard will be investigated and may lead to criminal prosecution.
  • Applicants may report such incidents to the National Anti-Corruption Line at telephone number: 0800 701 701.
  • Specify the Station for which you are applying. You are advised to apply to join as a reservist at a Police Station close to your place of residence as you will have to commute to and from the station with your own transport.
  • Make sure you have signed your application form in front of a commissioner of oath.
  • Attach certified copies of your: ID Document, Driver’s licence, Matric/Senior Certificate (Grade 12 certificate or equivalent qualification), Additional qualifications, Proof of permanent employment, Proof of residence.
  • Submit two (2) colour ID photographs, one of which must be attached on the prescribed application form.

NB: Application forms must be obtained at your nearest Police Station (HRM Office), and hand delivered at your nearest Police Station (HRM office)

Closing Date: 28 February 2020 at 12:00

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