SAPS Recruitment Drive Process for 2020
Selection is usually through shortlisting. The Assessment Centre method is used and consists of individual and group exercises designed to elicit behavior typically associated with the work of senior managers.
Candidates participate while being observed by specially-trained observers (panel members).
The exercises are simulations of police-specific managerial tasks designed to assess managerial competencies.
They include both written material and behavior simulations.
1. Induction phase: One month at a designated police station.
2. Basic training phase: Eights months basic training at designated SAPS Academy.
3. Probation phase: After successful completion of the induction and the basic training phase, the police trainee shall be appointed as a member of the service under probation for a period of 12 months.
Recruits will begin training in January 2019 for an initial period of 21 months.