SAPS approves the re-enlistment of former members

SAPS approves the re-enlistment of former members
SAPS approves the re-enlistment of former members. Photo: SAPS

The Acting National Commissioner of the South African Police Service has approved the re-enlistment of former members from the rank of constable to warrant officer. Successful candidates will be re-enlisted in the ranks they previously held in the South African Police Service (SAPS) and be remunerated on the minimum salary notch applicable to their relevant rank.

A national advertisement inviting former members to apply for re-enlistment in the SAPS will be published in the Sunday Times, Rapport and City Press newspapers on Sunday 18 June 2017.

Information about the re-enlistment will also be posted on the SAPS website under the heading, “Careers”.

All applications will be considered based on the availability of vacant funded posts in terms of the fixed establishment of the SAPS. The focus of the re-enlistment process will be to improve capacity in different SAPS environments, focusing on Commercial Crime units, Organised Crime units, Detective units at police stations, Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences units, forensic social workers, intelligence gatherers, crime information officers, police stations, 10111 centres, K9 units, Public Order Policing, Mounted units and generic support.
The following criteria will be considered when screening the applications:

Applicants must:

  • Have been appointed as a member of the SAPS in terms of the South Police Service Act, 1995 (Act no 68 of 1995), serving in the rank of constable, sergeant or warrant officer
  • Have successfully completed basic training and relevant functional police training courses, where applicable for operational posts
  • Have a good disciplinary and attendance record when formerly employed in the SAPS
  • Be in possession of at least a Grade 12 (matric) or higher qualification
  • Have a valid motor vehicle licence (Code B)
  • Be a South African citizen; documentary proof must be furnished
  • Be proficient in at least two of the official languages, of which one must be English
  • Submit himself or herself to a medical examination as determined by the National Commissioner
  • Undergo a psychological assessment as determined by the National Commissioner to comply with the profile of a police official
  • Not have any visible tattoo marks when wearing uniform; tattoo marks must not be irreconcilable with the objectives of the SAPS
  • Have no previous criminal convictions and/or pending criminal disciplinary cases
  • Allow his or her fingerprints to be taken and background enquiries to be made
  • Not have been declared unfit to possess a firearm
  • Be prepared to be deployed based on the needs of the SAPS, which may include having to relocate at one’s own expense and/or to accept a post away from one’s current place of residence that could result in reasonable travelling
  • Not be involved in any business or activity that will be in conflict of interest with the integrity of the SAPS and be willing to undergo a refresher course or any other training as determined by the National Commissioner.

Former members, who left the SAPS on retirement (early retirement or who reached compulsory retirement age), were dishonourably discharged and/or dismissed from the SAPS, left the SAPS pending the conclusion of a disciplinary enquiry and/or criminal proceedings, left the SAPS longer than ten years ago or who are not able to render at least five years of pensionable service, will not be considered for re-enlistment.

Applicants must bear in mind that they will be subjected to a thorough screening process, which will include, but not be limited to a psychological assessment, fingerprinting, reference checking, medical testing and screening of former SAPS employment records.

The re-enlistment process is aimed at employing former employees, who are able, willing and dedicated to capacitate and enhance the capability and service delivery of the SAPS in terms of their experience, skills and knowledge. The process will focus on quality and not quantity appointments and only applications on the prescribed forms received timeously from applicants who meet the prescribed criteria, will be considered.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service