SAPS Preliminary Trainee Application Form 2022

SAPS Preliminary Trainee Application Form 2022. The South African Police Services (SAPS) has advertised their police trainee program for 2022 to 2023 period. They are looking for candidates in all provinces. Read more and download SAPS Preliminary Trainee Application Form 2022 on this blog post.

Stipend and salary

The successful candidates will receive a monthly stipend of R4500 per month during a 9 months basic training programme. That is a phase 1 basic training programme. After successful completion of Basic Training, the candidates will be appointed to the rank of Constable where they will get a salary of R189 279 per annum.

Other benefits

In addition to this, applicants will receive the applicable service benefits.


Academic requirements

Be in possession of a Senior Certificate / National Senior Certificate / National Certificate (Vocational) and be in possession of a Bachelor of Science Degree or other any other fields of study (minimum 3 year National Diploma/Degree) recorded on the National Learners’ Record Database on NQF level 6 or higher.

Age brackets

Applicants must be between eighteen (18) and under thirty (30) years of age.

Tattoos and criminal offences

For this SAPS Preliminary Trainee Application Form 2022. Candidates must have no previous criminal convictions or pending criminal cases and shall allow his or her fingerprints to be taken and background enquiries to be made, and found to be suitable for appointment.  Not have any tattoo marks of which will be visible and/or irreconcilable with the objectives of the Service. See more requirements here.

Core 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.

General information:

For this SAPS Preliminary Trainee Application Form 2022.  Interested applicants should submit their applications on the official

Application form, which can be obtained free of charge from any Police

Station / SAPS Recruitment offices or downloaded from the SAPS

Website ( The Z83 previously utilized will

no longer be accepted. All instructions on the application form must be

adhered to, failure to do so may result in the rejection of the application.

 The post particulars and reference number of the post must be correctly

specified on the application form.

 A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae must be attached together with the

application form.

 Copies of an applicant’s ID, Senior Certificate / National Senior

Certificate / National Certificate(Vocational) and all educational

qualifications (Degree / National Diploma) obtained and academic record

must be attached, service certificates of previous employers (where

applicable), motor vehicle driver’s license (optional). THE COPIES NEED


 Qualifications and driver’s licences submitted will be subjected to

verification checking with the relevant institutions.

 Appointments will be made in terms of the South African Police Service

Act, 1995.

Where to send SAPS Application Forms?

Applications for 2022 Police Trainee must be hand delivered at the address indicated hare.

SAPS Preliminary Trainee Application Form 2022

Download SAPS Preliminary Trainee Application Form 2022 here.

Closing date

Closing date for 2022 SAPS Police Trainee Programme

The closing date for the applications is 11 MARCH 2022. SAPS say late applications will not be accepted or considered.

Question time

Why do you want to join SAPS?


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