Young people between the ages of 18 and 35 in the Northern Cape who are keen on a career in law enforcement have been encouraged to apply as the SAPS embarks on a recruitment drive that aims to employ 10,000 youths across the country.
THE YOUTH in the Northern Cape have been encouraged to put their names forward as the South African Police Service (SAPS) embarks on its 2024/25 recruitment drive, which aims to employ 10,000 youths across the country.
Northern Cape police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Sergio Kock said that the age restriction for admission has been increased to 35 years.
Kock said successful applicants will be trained on how to protect and serve the country.
“The police are looking for patriotic citizens who are willing to proudly pursue a career as entry-level police trainees for enlistment in the Basic Police Development Programme (BPDLP),” said Kock.
“The basic requirements are that applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 35 years. They must be South African citizens and in possession of a Grade 12 certificate. Applicants should not have a criminal record and should agree to undergo a psychological assessment. Also, applicants must submit to a medical examination and should be physically and mentally fit. Applicants should also not have any tattoos that are visible when wearing any uniform of the service and applicants should be prepared to serve in any province of the country.”
Kock said application forms can be obtained from any police station at no charge or can be downloaded from the police website at https://www.saps.gov.za.
He added that completed application forms can be hand delivered at local police stations during office hours before the closing date of August 31.
“There are several career paths successful candidates are able to pursue in the police. The position also comes with several benefits such as night shift and holiday allowance, 13th cheque, leave benefits and internal bursaries,” Kock said.
“The SAPS management are embarking on the drive to ensure that there are more boots on the ground in an effort to maximise our crime-fighting efforts.”