VOLUNTEERS RESERVISTS SAPS The South African Police Service invites members of the community that is energetic, intelligent, physically and mentally fit and that is dedicated with the desire to serving their country on a voluntary basis to assist the South African Police Service in the fight against crime.VOLUNTEERS RESERVISTS SAPS

A Reservist performs voluntary duty in the South African Police Service without any
expectation of receiving compensation for such duty- VOLUNTEERS RESERVISTS SAPS

Volunteers are not paid, not because they are worthless but because they are priceless………
In terms of the Regulations of the South African Reserve Police Service you may be called up by the
National Commissioner to perform duties 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 not receive remuneration (unless so called up).
You will be expected to perform a minimum of sixteen (16) hours voluntary duty per month.

Basic appointment requirements: VOLUNTEERS RESERVISTS SAPS


RESIDENCY is a South African citizen by birth
AGE at least 20 years and below 50 years of age of which documentary proof
must be furnished
MEDICAL EVALUATION completes a health questionnaire determine by the National
Commissioner, at his or her own cost, that is confirmed by a registered
medical practitioner.
FITNESS is medically mentally and physically fit to perform the duties of a
CHARACTER is of good and sound character, for which positive background enquiries
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 has
successfully completed a SAQA accredited NQF level 4 qualification of
which documentary proof must be provided
LANGUAGE PROFICIECY 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
completes an assessment questionnaire
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 oath of office
RETIREMENT AGE understands that his or her services may be terminated at the age of 60
EMPLOYMENT candidates who are employed will receive preference (provides proof of
PROOF OF RESIDENCE provides proof of his or her residential address
CRIMINAL RECORD does not have a criminal record or any criminal or departmental cases
pending against him or her (all criminal or departmental cases must be
declared) and
TATTOO does not have any tattoo marks of which will be visible if the person
wears uniform, and that is irreconcilable with the objectives of the

In accordance National Instruction 3 of 2014 of The Reserve Police Service the following
persons will not be considered:
*Applicants who previously served in a Government Department and who were dismissed as a result
of misconduct, or discharge as medically unfit from a previous employer are excluded; *Members of
the Regular Force of the National Defence Force referred to in section 52 of the Defence Act, 2002
(Act No. 42 of 2002); *Holds a key position as determined by the Department of Labour. * Holds any
post or office in a political party, organization movement or body; *Is actively involved in politics or
who is an outspoken supporter of a political party and who may violate the non-partisan nature of the
Police; * Is a full-time or part-time journalist; *does not have a fixed residential address; * Is a
scholar; *Is a bouncer or chucker-out; *Is a member of a municipal police service (including a local
law enforcement officer); *is in any manner connected to a brothel, escort agency or any such
undertaking; *is in any manner connected to a business or industry which had contracted with or
submitted a tender to the State to render a service of supply a product to the Police; *is in any
manner whatsoever involved in – the private security industry / taxi industry / liquor trade or licences /
private investigation services / operation of a scrap yard / micro lending services / tow-in or
breakdown service / gambling industry / preparation or completion of applications for firearms licences
/ insurance investigations and investigations on behalf of agencies handling claims against the Road
Accident Fund / trading in livestock, excluding such trading as part of bona fide farming activities /
funeral undertaker.

An appointment as a Reservist in the South African Police Service does not reserve any right
or expectation to be translated, absorbed or appointed as an employee of the South African
Police Service; or preferential treatment (of whatsoever nature) for consideration to be
appointed as an employee of the South African Police Service. Should any Reservist wish to
become an employee or a permanently employed member of the South African Police Service,
the prescribed selection and appointment process of the South African Police Service will be
followed and he/she must conform to all the prescribed requirements.

Recruitment / Selection / Appointment processes

*All applicants will be subjected to psychometric, medical evaluation at own expense and own medical
practitioner / doctor and interview. *The SAPS will also verify the criminal records, qualifications,
driver’s license, citizenship and residential address of each applicant. *Applicants will be subjected to
a vetting process which will include security screening and fingerprint verification. *The Criminal Law
(Forensic Procedures) Amendment Act, Act 37 of 2013 requires that all new appointments in
the SAPS as from 31 January 2015 provide a buccal (inside cheek) sample in order to
determine their forensic DNA profile. The forensic DNA profile derived from the sample will be
loaded to the Elimination Index of the National Forensic DNA Database. *The SAPS will also
publish the names of applicants in the newspapers for public comments. *In view of the physical
demands of the Reservist Training Programme, applicants with chronic diseases, physical
impairments or any other health conditions will be excluded. Applicants’ failure to disclose the
conditions will result in their withdrawal from the training programme on the determination thereof. *In
accordance with the SAPS Dress Order, applicants who have visible tattoos when wearing uniform
will be excluded.

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 Centre / Crime Investigation /
Crime Prevention / Street Survival).
The appointment as Reservist will only be effected on successful completion of the prescribed

Core Functions: Successful Reservists will perform general functional policing duties in sectors at
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
 Applicants 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. Applicants may report such incidents to the
National Anti Corruption Line at telephone number: 0800 701 701.
 Specify the Station for which you are applying.
 Make sure you have signed your application form in front of a commissioner of oath.
 Attach certified copies of your: * ID Document, * Driver’s licence, * Matric/Senior
Certificate (Grade 12 certificate or equivalent qualification), * Additional qualifications, *
Proof of permanent employment, *Proof of residence.
 Submit two (2) colour ID photographs, one of which must be attached on the prescribed
application form.
You are advised to apply to join as a reservist at a Station close to your place of residence as you will
have to commute to and from the station with your own transport.
You are advised to apply to join as a reservist at a Station close to your place of residence as you will have to
commute to and from the station with your own transport.
Application forms must be hand delivered to: VOLUNTEERS RESERVISTS SAPS
A Your nearest Police Station (HRM office) or
B The Provincial Recruitment Centre
Western Cape
1st Floor Customs House
Lower Heerengracht Street
Cape town
Enquiries: Lt Col Visser
(021) 467 8388
Eastern Cape
Old Griffiths Mxenge
Building Buffalo Street
East London
Enquiries: Lt Col Matthassen
(040) 608 7157
Northern Cape
Ltiho Printers Building
19 George Street
Enquiries: Lt Col Senti
(053) 839 3776
Free State
NO 126 Charlotte Mxeke
Street Metpol Building 5th
Enquiries: Lt Col Tshesebe (051) 507 6407
16 Empire Road Parktown
Enquiries: Lt Col Henning
(011) 274 7455
44 Schoeman Street
Landbank Building
Enquiries: Lt Col Kgadima
(015) 290 6024
North West
2nd Floor Wespol Building
Corner Mandela Drive and
Peter Mokaba Street
Enquiries: Lt Col Koloti
(018) 299 7806
4 Emhke Street
Enquiries: Lt Col Nkosi
(013) 762 4810
Kwazulu Natal
6Th floor Servamus Building
Braam Fischer Road
Enquiries: Lt Col Govender
(031) 325 4808


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