SAPS wants former police officers back

The South African Police Service announced on Tuesday that it is re-enlisting former police officers to increase capacity.

In a statement, SAPS said it is giving an opportunity to trained and skilled police officers, who left the service honourably in the ranks of Constable, Sergeant and Warrant Officer, to re-enlist.

“The recruitment of former police officers forms part of the SAPS’s commitment to improving the staffing levels to enable the organisation to fulfil its Constitutional mandate of fighting crime and keeping the inhabitants of this country safe and secure.”

SAPS said it was losing members due to various reasons, including retirement. “Human Resource Management has to continue with other means of recruitment, hence the re-enlistment of former members. The successful candidates will be posted where there is currently a shortage, including specialised units such as Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences, Public Order Police, as well as newly established units such as the Taxi Violence Unit, Cold Case Investigation and Murder and Robbery Unit.”

The official application forms can be obtained from the South African Police Service Website www.saps.gov.za.

The closing date for applications is 2020-07-31.