THE South African Police Service has embarked on a nationwide recruitment process to attract young men and women to join the police service as trainees for the 2019/2020 basic police learning development programme intake. All applicants will be subjected to fitness, psychometric and integrity testing as well as medical evaluations during the recruitment, selection and enlistment process. Vetting and fingerprint verifications will also be conducted. Successful police trainees will be subjected to continuous security and fitness screening which include continuous verification of criminal profile as well as medical and physical fitness inclusive of drug and substance abuse testing.Remuneration for the Induction phase and basic training phase will be a stipend of R4 500. Successful candidates will be notified telephonically and will undergo a 21-month training programme. If applicants have not heard or received an official correspondence from the police within three months of the closing date, applicants should consider their application as unsuccessful.Those who previously served in a government department and were subsequently dismissed owing to misconduct are discouraged from applying. The minimum requirements are: . Between the ages of 18 and 30 years . South African citizen . In possession of a Senior Certificate / National Senior Certificate or National Certificate (Vocational) or a three (3) year National Diploma / Degree recorded on the National Learner Record Database (NLRD) on at least an NQF 6 or higher level in Law / Policing / Criminology / Law Enforcement / Forensic Investigation . Proficient in at least two languages of which one must be English . Prepared to take the oath of office . Have no criminal record or pending criminal cases . Be prepared to be trained at any SAPS Academy in South Africa and to be placed at any police station or unit in South Africa after completion of the institution phase. Application forms are available from your nearest police station or visit www.saps.gov.za. Applications close next week on October 15, 2019.