SAPS Graduate Internship Programme 2020

SAPS HR Division Graduate Internship Programme 2022

Applications are open for interested and suitably qualified candidates for the SAPS Graduate Internship Programme 2020. The full application details for the SAPS Graduate Internship Programme can be accessed below.

SAPS Graduate Internship Programme

The South African Police Service is recruiting for entry-level Police Trainees and invites applications from all races and gender, of applicants in possession of courses or higher qualifications in the field of Information Technology or related field of study, for Enlistment in the Basic Police Development Learning Programme (BPDLP) from young, energetic, intelligent, physically and mentally fit individuals, dedicated to serving their country by pursuing a career in policing.


  • Be a South African Citizen
  •  Be in possession of a Senior Certificate / National Senior Certificate / National Certificate (Vocational), with a passed subject in Computer Studies / Computer Application Technology / Information Technology; or any course / higher qualification in the field of Information Technology or related field of study
  • Be proficient in at least English and one other official language
  • Between eighteen (18) and under thirty (30) years of age
  • Have no previous criminal convictions and shall allow his or her fingerprints to be taken and background enquiries to be made
  • Not have any tattoo marks of which will be visible and irreconcilable with the objectives of the Service
  • Be prepared to take the oath of office
  • Complete a medical examination
  • Complete a physical fitness assessment
  • Undergo a psychological and Integrity assessment as determined by the National Commissioner and be found to comply with the profile of a police official
  • Be prepared to undergo such training as determined by the National Commissioner
  • Be prepared to serve and be trained anywhere in the Republic of South Africa

Core Functions

Successful candidates will serve as functional police officials. As such, they will be deployed to carry out one or more of the following functions:

  • Prevent, combat and investigate crime,
  • Maintain public order,
  • Protect and secure the inhabitants of the Republic and their property,
  • Uphold and enforce the law

Placement: Successful candidates will be trained at any SAPS Academy in South Africa and will be placed at any Police Station / Unit in South Africa after completion of the Institution Phase.

Body Mass Index of less than 30 / or Waist circumference ≤ 102 cm (males) and ≤ 88 cm (females)

All applicants will be subjected to fitness, psychometric and integrity testing, as well as medical evaluation and, will be interviewed during the recruitment, selection and enlistment process. The SAPS will also verify the criminal record, qualifications, driver’s license, citizenship and residential address of each applicant.

Applicants will be subjected to a vetting process which will include security screening and fingerprint verification.

Applicants who previously served in a Government Department and who were dismissed as a result of misconduct are excluded.

In view of the physical demands of the Basic Police Development Learning Programme, applicants with chronic diseases, physical impairments or any other health condition that may lead to interruption of the training programme, will be excluded from participation in the programme. Such applicants’ failure to disclose the conditions will result in their withdrawal from the programme on the determination thereof.

The Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Amendment Act, Act 37 of 2013 requires that all new appointments in the South African Police Service as from 31st of January 2015 provide a buccal (inside cheek) sample in order to determine their forensic DNA profile. The forensic DNA profile derived from the sample will be loaded to the Elimination Index of the National Forensic DNA Database.

Selected applicants shall participate in a Basic Police Development Learning Programme (hereafter referred to as the PROGRAMME) for a period of 21 (twenty-one) months. The PROGRAMME shall consist of three phases:

Induction Phase

One (1) month at a designated police station;

Basic Training Phase

Eight (8) months Basic Training at a designated SAPS Academy (with practical training at a designated police station;

Probation Phase

After successful completion of the Induction-and the Basic training Phases, the police trainee shall be appointed as a member of the Service under probation (12 months).

During the Basic Training Phase of the PROGRAMME the Service shall provide free training gear, meals and accommodation to the police trainee.

Trainees will also receive medical aid benefits for the duration of the 21-month Basic Training Learning Programme. Upon successful completion of the Basic Training Learning Programme trainees will be considered for permanent appointment as members of the SAPS.

How to Apply for SAPS Graduate Internship Programme

Police Trainees with IT-related qualifications Application Form

This application form together with all the required documentation, should be handed in at your nearest police station or at the address provided below:

Western Cape
Provincial Commissioner (Reenlistments) South African Police Service
Private Bag X 9004 Cape Town 8000 Contact Persons: Capt Van Zyl WO Nel, Tel: (021) 409 6579 / 6596 Applications can be hand delivered at: 1st Floor, Customs House Building,
Lower Heerengracht Street, Cape Town
Easatern Cape
Provincial Commissioner Recruitment & Staffing: Reenlistments South African Police Service Private Bag X7471 King Williams Town 5601 Contact Persons: Lt Col Madlingozi or PPO E Du Randt, Tel: (040)
608-7153 /7156 /7157 /7158 /7245 /7248 /7161 Applications can be hand delivered at: Recruitment & Staffing, SAPS Provincial Head Office: Eastern Cape, Old Griffiths Mxenge Building, Buffalo Street, Zwelitsha, 5600
Northern Cape
The Provincial Head Personnel Management Recruitment Office: Re-enlistment
Private Bag X 5001 Kimberley 8300 Contact Persons: Col Seome W /O Botha (053) 8393724 / 2516 / 2510 / 2511 Applications can be hand delivered at: Lewende hawe Building 19 George Street (locked silver container at entrance) Kimberley
Free State
Provincial Commissioner (Reenlistments) South African Police Service
Private Bag 20501 Bloemfontein 9300 Contact Persons:Lt Col N Tyali Sgt I Gailele (051) 507- 6407
/6807 Applications can be hand-delivered at: No 126 Charlotte Maxeke Street ,Metpol Building, 5th floor :Room 518 , Bloemfontein or posted to: PC: Free State, Personnel Management, Private Bag X20501, Bloemfontein , 9301 Att: The Recruitment Centre
Provincial Commissioner (Reenlistments) South African Police Service
P /Bag X57, Braamfontein, 2017 Contact Persons: Lt Col C Henning or Capt Lennox or Capt Barnard
or PO Motau, Tel: (011) 274 7913 / 7423 / 7424 / 7425 Applications can be hand delivered at: SAPS Provincial Head Office, Gauteng
Province, 16 Empire Road, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2193
The Provincial Head Personnel Management Private Bag X 9428 Polokwane 0700 Contact Persons: Lt Col Kgadima or Capt Kobe, Tel: (015)290
6024 (015)290 6094 Applications can be hand delivered at: 44 Schoeman Street Landbank Building Polokwane 0700 or posted to the Provincial Head(as given)
North West
The Provincial Commissioner South African Police Service Private Bag
X801 Potchefstroom 2520 Contact Persons: Lt Col Koloti or W /O Mpela (018) 299 7320 / 7732 Applications can be hand delivered at: 2nd floor Wespol Building: Corner
Mandela Drive and Peter Mokaba street.
The Provincial Head: Personnel Management Recruitment & Staffing: Private Bag X 11299 Nelspruit, 1200 Contact Persons: Lt Col. Todani or Capt NA Nkosi, Tel: (013)
762 4810 or 4898 / 4808 / 4811 / 4809 / 4318 Applications can be hand delivered at: The Provincial Office, Recruitment
and Staffing, South African Police Service, Ehmke Street No. 04, Nelspruit
next to Mlondolozi house.
Provincial Commissioner(Reenlistment) South African Police Service P
O BOX 1965 Durban 4000 Contact Persons: Lt Col S N Zondo or Capt TM Chazi or PO P Moodley,
Tel: (031)325 4808 / 6404 /6194 Applications can be hand delivered to 6TH Floor, Servamus Building ,Room 619 /620 15 Bram Fischer Road, Durban or posted to: The Recruitment Office SA Police Service, P O BOX 1965,Durban,4000
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