South African Police Service
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Police Officer Interviews at South African Police Service

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at South African Police Service.

Interview experience

Based on 214 interviews
Favorable

Interview difficulty

Based on 217 interviews
Medium

Interview process length

Based on 208 interviews
More than one month

Police Officer Interview process at South African Police Service

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, rating is 7.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, rating is 5.

Interview process length
More than one month
44%
About a month
29%
About two weeks
11%
About a day or two
10%
About a week
6%
Most reported steps
Written test
66%
Problem solving exercises
29%
On-site interview
29%
Background check
29%
Drug test
19%
Least reported steps
Presentation
11%
They have no interview
1%
Take-home/sample work
0%

Police Officer Interview questions at South African Police Service

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Batho pele principles
    Shared on 18 May 2017 - police constable - Gauteng
  • Your strength, Your weakness, about yourself. Why you this you are the best candidate for the job. How best do you handle conflicts.
    Shared on 4 April 2017 - police constable - Gauteng
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Police Officer Interview tips at South African Police Service

Dress code for the interview
  • Formal (business suit)59%
  • They didn’t have a dress code17%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)15%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)6%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)3%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at South African Police Service

  • Hard work and long hoursDo it because you love your job not because it's just a job
    Shared on 8 April 2019 - Constable - Kempton Park, Gauteng

The first interview at South African Police Service for Police Officer

How candidates got an interview
  • Paper application56%
  • Recruiter contacted me15%
  • Walk-In8%
  • Other8%
  • Through Indeed7%

How candidates received their first interview at South African Police Service

  • After I went through physical training and psychotic tests. The interview was very professional
    Shared on 8 April 2019 - police officer - Potchefstroom, North West
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