SAPS | External advertised of posts reservists/volunteers 2022

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SAPS | External advertised of posts reservists/volunteers 2022

Their country on a voluntary basis as Reservists, to assist the South African Police Service in the fight against crime. A reservist performs voluntary duty in the South African Police Service without any expectation of receiving compensation for such duty.

In terms of the regulations of the South African Reserve Police, you may be called by the National Commissioner to performing in order to strengthen and support the police in performing its constitutional mandate as set out in Section 205 of the constitution of the Republic of South Africa 1996 and that you will receive remuneration (unless so-called up).

You will be expected to perform a minimum of sixteen (16) hours of voluntary duty month.

Basic appointment requirements:

Residency: Must be a South African citizen by birth

Age: at least 20 years and below 50 years of age which documentary proof must be furnished

Medical Evaluation: Completes a Health questionnaire determine by the National Commissioner, at his own cost, that is confirmed by a registered medical practitioner.

Fitness: is medically mentally and physically fit to perform the duties of a reservist.

Character: is of good and sound character, for which positive background enquires must be obtained.

Psychometric Assessment: fits the psychometric profile and has successfully completed any other test that may be determined by the National Commissioner.

Qualification: is in possession of at least a senior certificate (Grade 12) or a National Certificate (Vocational) level 4, of which documentary proof must be provided.

Language proficiency:  is able to speak, read and write at least two official languages, of which one must be English.

Vetting Process: Allow his or her fingerprints and DNA sample to be taken to complete an assessment questionnaire that is vetted or screened.

 Training: is prepared to undergo such training as may be determined by the National Commissioner.

Prescribed oath:  is prepared to take the prescribed oath of office.

Retirement age: understands that his or her services may be terminated at the age of 60.

Employment:  Employment is not a prerequisite requirement but applicants who are employed will receive preference. Provides proof of employment where relevant.

Criminal record: do not have a criminal record or any criminal or department cases pending against him or her (all criminal or departmental cases must be declared)

Tattoo: do not have any tattoo marks of which will be visible if the person wears a uniform, and is irreconcilable with the objectives of the services.


Reservist training programme

Selected candidates will be invited to attend the reservist training programme. The reservist training programme will not be a once-off event and therefore successful candidates will have to avail themselves to attend the training sessions, after hours and on weekends due to your work commitments. The training will consist of orientation, distance learning, contact sessions, formative and summative assessments. Interested candidates will have to avail themselves to attend certain learning areas (Orientation to SAPS/Law/ Community service center/ Crime investigation/ crime prevention/Street survival).


Core functions:

Successful reservists will perform general functional policing duties in sectors at the station level. As such, they will be carrying out one or more of the following 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.


How to apply

Complete the prescribed application form in your own handwriting. These application forms can be obtained from your nearest SAPS Recruitment office or local Police station or the South Africa police service website:

  • The application 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. Applications may report such incidents to the National Anti-corruption Line at telephone number: 0800 701 701.
  • 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 document
  • Driver’s license
  • Matric/senior certificate (grade 12 certificate or equivalent qualification).
  • Additional qualifications
  • Proof of permanent employment
  • Proof residence
  • Submit two (2) color Id photographs, one of which must be attached to the prescribed application form.


Application forms must be obtained at your nearest Police Station (HRM office) and hand-delivered at your nearest police Station (HRM office) or at the following addresses (you are advised to hand in your application closest to your place of residence).


Correspondence will be conducted with successful candidates only. The South African police service is under no obligation to appoint anyone in accordance with the advertisement.

If you have not received feedback from the South Africa Police service within 3 months of the closing date, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATION: 2021 – 08 – 30 (applications received after this date, will be placed on the database, for consideration during the structured recruitment drive of the next financial year).


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