SAPS-Security Officers 2022/2023

SAPS is recruiting security officers

LEVEL OF REMUNERATION: Salary level 3, R124 434 per annum

Minimum Requirements:

  • Applicants must display competency in the post-specific core functions of the post;
  • Be fluent in at least two of the official languages, of which one must be English;
  • Be a South African Citizen;
  • Must have no previous criminal / departmental convictions or criminal/departmental cases pending;
  • Applicants will be subjected to a vetting process which will include security screening and fingerprint verification;
  • Have a Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or National Certificate (Vocational) recorded on the National Learner Record Database on NQF level 4;
  • Registration with the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA);
  • Have at least a Grade C security certificate or higher;
  • Not declared unfit to possess a firearm;
  • Be willing to undergo firearm competency training;
  • Be willing to maintain firearm competency;
  • Must have no criminal record or pending criminal/departmental cases;
  • Degree / Diploma in the field of security will be an added advantage;
  • Relevant courses in the field of the post as well as a valid driver’s license for at least a light motor vehicle will serve as an advantage;
  • Be willing to work shifts and extended hours.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Execute Access Control in terms of the Control of Access to Public Premises and Vehicles Act (Act No. 53 of 1985);
  • identification of employees, visitors, and contractors at the security access point;
  • Registering of employees, visitors, and contractors, electronic searching of employees, visitors, and contractors;
  • Authorize entry into the premises to employees, visitors, and contractors after complying with all the legislative requirements, confirm visits with the hosts and ensure escort in line with the prescripts;
  • Issue admission control cards to visitors and receive them back;
  • Keep the necessary visitor’s register;
  •  Check suppliers, articles, and objects, where necessary, before they are allowed to be brought into the premises to ensure that the safety of the premises will not be threatened;
  • Patrol buildings and fenced-off areas;
  •  Guard vehicles and equipment in the field – ONLY from a security point of view;
  • Check all security equipment and facilities and take action, when necessary;
  •  Bring any deficiencies or problems with security matters to the attention of senior security personnel.


  • Only the official application form (available on the SAPS website ( and at SAPS Police Stations) will be accepted. The Z83 previously utilized will no longer be accepted. All instructions on the application form must be adhered to. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of the application.
  •  The post particulars and reference number of the post must be correctly specified on the application form.
  •  Note the advert is in line with Circular 19 of 2022 (applications are not subbing of attachments/proDriver’sDriver license/qualifications on application, applicants are submitting SAPS official form and Curriculum Vitae) (CV ONLY).
  • The copies do not have to be certified and original documentation must be produced during the selection process as requested.
  •  Qualifications and driver¡¦s licenses submitted will be subjected to verification checking with the relevant institutions. The South African Police Service will verify the residential address of applicants and conduct reference checks.
  •  Applications must be mailed timeously. Late applications will not be accepted or considered.
  • Correspondence will be conducted with successful candidates only. If you have not been contacted within 3 months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

Location: Limpopo

How To Apply 

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Hand-delivered applications may No. 44 Schoeman Street, Polokwane, and 3RD Floor
Office 315 & 316 Landbank Building.

Applications forwarded by post to be addressed to:
Provincial Head Human Resource Management:
South African Police Service
Private Bag X9428

Inquiries can be directed to Lt Colonel Kobe/ PPO Nemaguvhuni, PPO Manoko,
PO Kola or PO Mphela at: (015) 290 6094 / 6024 /6026/ 6131

The closing date for applications is 2022-11-25.