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The SAPS offers careers in various fields. If you join the SAPS you can either become a police official or a civilian employee. Police officials are employed in terms of the South African Police Service Act, 1995 (Act No 68 of 1995). Civilian employees are employed in terms of the Public Service Act, 1994 (Act No 103 of 1994). Most functional Police Officials are directly involved in preventing, combating or investigating crime. The other Police officials and civilian personnel carry out support functions.

Career information:
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Career Opportunities:
Senior Management
* Vacant Posts: Senior Management [closing date: 30 AUGUST 2015]
Application Form
* Vacant Posts: Senior Management [closing date: 25 AUGUST 2015]
Application Form
- Application process

Police Act
* Vacant Posts: Forensic Services [closing date: 04 SEPTEMBER 2015]
* Vacant Posts: Human Resource Management [closing date: 28 AUGUST 2015]
- Application process
- Application form

Public Service Act
* Vacant Posts: Operational Response Services [closing date: 08 SEPTEMBER 2015]
* Vacant Posts: Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) [closing date: 30 AUGUST 2015]
* Vacant Posts: Financial Management [closing date: 03 SEPTEMBER 2015]
- Application process
- Application form

Police Trainees
* Basic enlistment requirements for vacancies for police trainees
- Read document before completing the application form to ensure it is completed correctly
* Application form
Provincial lists with vacant posts, closing date, addresses for submission of application forms and contact details
* - Eastern Cape [closing date: 31 AUGUST 2015]
- Free State [closing date: 31 AUGUST 2015]
- KwaZulu Natal [closing date: 31 AUGUST 2015]
- Limpopo [closing date: 31 AUGUST 2015]
- Mpumalanga [closing date: 31 AUGUST 2015]
- Northern Cape [closing date: 31 AUGUST 2015]
- North West [closing date: 31 AUGUST 2015]
- Western Cape [closing date: 31 AUGUST 2015]
* Preparation exercise programme
- Application process
- Potential candidates to undergo final selection phase to qualify for police intake
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