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Applications Open For SAPS: Police Reservist Traineeship Programme 2020

Applications Open For SAPS: Police Reservist Traineeship Programme 2020. A reservist is a person appointed by the National Commissioner as a member of the Reserve Police Service to render services as a volunteer in support of the Police.

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.

Categories of Reservists

There will be only two categories:

1. Reservist: Functional Policing

  • Performs general policing functions in sectors at station level as part of the sector deployment or in a unit if a specific operational need exist
  • Performs duties in the Community Safety Centre
  • Must wear a uniform (only after having successfully completed training)
  • Performs duties under the supervision of a permanent member or experienced reservist (a reservist with at least three years’ experience)
  • Must be trained in the relevant aspects of functional policing

2. Reservist:  Specialized Operational Support

  • Must be a person who has particular skills or expertise that can be operationally used by the SAPS
  • Shall perform specific functions in his or her field of expertise
  • May, with the approval of his or her commander, wear a uniform
  • Must be trained in relevant legal aspects, policy and instructions applicable to his or her specific functions

Requirements

  • Be a South African citizen by birth
  • Be at least 25, but under 40 years of age, of which documentary proof must be furnished
  • Complete a health questionnaire, at his or her own cost, which is confirmed by a registered medical practitioner
  • Be medically, mentally and physically fit to perform duties
  • Be of good and sound character
  • Fit the psychometric profile and must successfully complete any other test that may be determined by the National Commissioner
  • Be in possession of at least a senior certificate (Grade 12) or must have successfully completed a SAQA accredited NQF level 4 qualification, of which documentary proof must be provided
  • Be able to speak, read and write at least two official languages, of which one must be English
  • Allow his or her fingerprints and a DNA sample to be taken
  • Be prepared to undergo such training as may be determined by the National Commissioner
  • Be prepared to take the prescribed oath of office
  • Understand that his or her services may be terminated at the age of 60
  • Complete an assessment questionnaire
  • Be vetted or screened
  • Be employed and provide proof of employment
  • Provide proof of his or her residential address
  • Not have a criminal record or any criminal or departmental cases pending against him or her (all criminal or departmental cases must be declared)
  • Not have a tattoo which will be visible if the person wears a uniform

Certain persons, listed below, may be appointed under specific circumstances

  • A Community Police Forum member while he or she does not serve on a Community Police Board or on the Executive Committee of a Community Police Forum
  • An official or employee of Transnet, with the written approval of his or her head of department
  • A member of Correctional Services —
    • if his or her duties as reservist will not interfere with his or her normal work activities
    • the interests of the Department of Correctional Services will at all times be served first
    • may not be called up in terms of Regulation 5 of the Regulations without the permission of the Department of Correctional Services
  • Public Service Act personnel employed by the SAPS, if they perform their duties as reservists outside their normal working hours
  • An employee of a municipality, including a member of the emergency services
    • If his or her duties as reservist will not interfere with his or her normal work activities
    • the interests of the municipality will at all times be served first
    • he or she may not be called up in terms of Regulation 5 of the Regulations without the permission of the municipality in question
  • A reserve member of the National Defence Force —
    • if his or her duties as a reservist will not interfere with his or her normal work activities
    • the interests of the National Defence Force will at all times be served first
    • may not be called up in terms of Regulation 5 of the Regulations without the permission of the National Defence Force
  • agrees to undergo a refresher course if he or she has been inactive for a period longer than two (2) years
  • is suitable to serve in the Reserve Police Service (his or her service record and a report from his or her previous commander must be obtained to confirm this).

How to Apply

  • 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-CorruptionLine at telephone number: 0800 701701.
  • 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,
  • Driver’slicence,
  • 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.

Download The Application Form Here

Closing Date: 28 February 2020

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