200 000 apply for 3 800 police jobs

2015-03-16 05:00


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Johannesburg - Only 4 500 out of the over 200 000 people who applied for police officer posts have reached the final selection phase, the SA Police Service said on Sunday.

"Today a total of 4 500 aspiring police candidates have reported to 10 academies around the country to undergo a final selection phase known as 'grooming camps' before they can be considered for recruitment in the South African Police Service," said Lieutenant General Solomon Makgale in a statement.

Over 200 000 applications were received after extensive marketing drives were held to advertise 3 800 posts.

Qualifying applicants who met the basic enlistment requirements were subjected to psychometric and physical fitness assessments, Makgale said.

SAPS followed a stringent recruitment process to ensure that the best candidates were chosen to serve as police officers.

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