Saps Recruitment 2022 Intake

SAPS recruitment 2022 intake Application Form is out. Apply now before the SAPS intake before the closing date. The Management of South Africa Police Service (SAPS) announces the Recruitment of qualified Applicants for 2022 intake.


To date, 517 000 applications have been received from the 1146 police stations nationwide. Qualifying candidates who conform to the basic enlistment requirements are currently being subjected to thorough screening processes to determine their eligibility to serve as men and women in blue.

63 000 of the applicants have already undergone Psychometric testing, an assessment that aims to measure an applicant’s attributes such as their intelligence, aptitude and personality.

Those who conform to the set requirements as determined by the SAPS will also undergo physical
fitness assessments and a final medical examination assessment.

Recruiting and selecting the right candidates to serve as police officers is of paramount importance to the
continued success of the work and mandate of the SAPS. This recruitment process sets out to ensure that only
deserving applicants are chosen based on merit and that this process is free from bias, nepotism and

To ensure transparency, the recruitment process is monitored by a board consisting of senior management of the SAPS as well as external stakeholders inclusive of community members.

Candidates that have undergone and were successful in their psychometric testing assessments will receive an automated short message service (SMS) from the South African Police Service notifying them to contact their
recruitment office. These applicants are encouraged to visit their nearest police station and enquire about the
nearest recruitment office. Those that have applied and are still awaiting feedback are encouraged to exercise
patience during this process.

Applicants who have not received any official communique from the Service in 3 months from the closing date of the 15th June 2022, should consider their application as unsuccessful.

Successful candidates who have undergone and were successful in all three assessments will be notified in
writing and telephonically by 1 December.

Applicants are also encouraged to seek information pertaining to the process at their nearest police station.

“The high number of applications received is encouraging for us to know that young people are ready to play their
part in the fight against crime. Young people are ready to serve and protect the people of SA. We will however only
select candidates based on merit following their success in all assessment processes. These young people will be
seen as force multipliers and will assist greatly in the fight against crime “Concluded the Deputy National Commissioner for Human Resources Management in the SAPS, Lt Gen Bonang Mgwenya.

The SAPS wishes all applicants success during this process in this 2022 Recruitment Intake.