Police want to recruit trained and experienced ex-members who left the service less than ten years ago with no previous offenses and in an honorable manner.
Specifically people with the ranks of constable, sergeant and adjutant officer are sought.
“The organization loses members for various reasons, such as retirement,” says Col. Brenda Muridili, police spokeswoman, in a statement.
The successful candidates will serve in units where there is currently a staff shortage. These include those for domestic violence, child protection and sexual offenses (GKS), public policing and the new taxi violence unit as well as the murder and robbery unit.
This recruitment is part of the SAPS’s commitment to appoint more staff to fight crime and keep South Africa’s people safe, said the statement.
According to the statement, candidates must meet the following requirements:
• Completed all relevant police training.
• Have a good disciplinary past during their previous employment.
• Be in possession of a matric certificate.
• Be in possession of at least a code B driving license.
Underwent a medical and psychological test as required by the National Commissioner of Police.
• May have no tattoos visible when wearing a uniform.
• The candidate must have no criminal background or pending hearings.
• Must be competent to handle a firearm.
• Be prepared to move at your own expense.
• Not engage in any business or activity that is contrary to police values.
• Be prepared to take a revision course.Candidates will not be considered if they:
• Retired or on early retirement.
• Reached retirement age.
• Left the SAPS with a compensation package or over poor health.
• The police left more than ten years ago.
Application forms can be obtained on the SAPS website, www.saps.gov.za.
Applications close on July 31st.