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Office of the National Commissioner Internships at SAPS 2024 New Application

The South African Police Service (SAPS) is the national police force of the Republic of South Africa. With a mission to prevent and combat crime, the SAPS is dedicated to ensuring the safety and security of all citizens. As an integral part of this mission, the Office of the National Commissioner plays a pivotal role in shaping policies, strategies, and initiatives to uphold law and order.

The Office of the National Commissioner at SAPS is offering internship opportunities for highly motivated individuals who are passionate about law enforcement, public safety, and making a positive impact on society. This internship program provides invaluable hands-on experience and exposure to various aspects of policing, administration, and leadership within the SAPS.

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  • Assist in the development and implementation of strategic initiatives aimed at improving policing effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Conduct research and analysis on law enforcement policies, practices, and emerging trends.
  • Support the National Commissioner and senior management in administrative tasks, including documentation, scheduling, and communication.
  • Participate in meetings, workshops, and forums related to law enforcement and public safety.
  • Collaborate with different departments within SAPS to address operational challenges and enhance service delivery.
  • Contribute to the preparation of reports, presentations, and briefings for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Engage with communities and stakeholders to understand their needs and concerns, and assist in developing appropriate responses.
  • Adhere to all relevant policies, procedures, and ethical standards of SAPS.
  • Must be a South African citizen.
  • Currently enrolled in a relevant undergraduate or postgraduate program at a recognized institution.
  • Strong interest in law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration, or related fields.
  • Excellent communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Integrity, professionalism, and a commitment to upholding the principles of justice and equality.
Job Benefits
  • Gain practical experience and insight into the operations of a national police force.
  • Opportunity to work alongside experienced professionals and leaders in law enforcement.
  • Networking opportunities within SAPS and the broader law enforcement community.
  • Stipend or allowance to cover basic expenses during the internship period.

Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, and academic transcripts to the SAPS Human Resources Department. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to participate in interviews and assessments.

Join us in our mission to serve and protect the people of South Africa. Together, we can make a difference in building safer communities and upholding the rule of law.

Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Law Enforcement
Job Location
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0001, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
May 11, 2024
Valid through
May 11, 2028
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