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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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Bursary Programme:

New class of Police Officers


Career Opportunities:
Senior Management
* Vacant Posts: Senior Management [closing date: 16 March 2015]
- Application process
- Application Form

Police Act
* Vacant Posts: Internal Audit [closing date: 13 March 2015]
* Vacant Posts: Division: Forensic Services [closing date: 13 March 2015]
* Vacant Posts: Limpopo [closing date: 06 March 2015]
* Vacant Posts: Human Resource Development [closing date: 09 March 2015]
- Application process
- Application form

Public Service Act
- 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
* Preparation exercise programme
- Application process
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