The South African Police Service, or SAPS as it is better known, is the national police force of South Africa. With a total of 1,138 police stations divided amongst the nine provinces of South Africa, it’s fair to say that there are a wide number of locations you can apply to. But, with so much variety comes enormous popularity. The competition to join SAPS is fiercer than ever before, and this means that candidates will need to be at the top of their game. In this blog, we’ll guide you through the South African Police selection process, and highlight the types of tests you’ll be likely to face.
One of the most commonly asked questions in regards to the UK Police selection process, is whether candidates with dyslexia can apply.
One of the most essential elements for working as a successful police officer, is good decision-making. Every single day, police officers in the UK will be placed in positions where they need to make logical, lawful and politically correct decisions. While these decisions won’t always be life-or-death, it’s imperative that officers are able to behave […]
During the police assessment centre, you will need to take part in what is known as a verbal reasoning exercise. The police verbal reasoning test is designed to assess your attention to detail, and your ability to decipher key information from large amounts of data. This is a crucial skill for any police officer to have, and therefore it’s very important that you can ace the test.
If you’ve been following the news recently, you might be aware that Britain has a new prime minister. Well, Boris has moved quickly to implement changes – and these particular changes are certainly for the better. In the next month, an enormous recruitment drive will be launched – with the aim of recruiting up to […]
Listen to the following video podcast by Richard McMunn where he gives you his top 5 insider tips for passing the police officer selection process (the audio transcription and useful links are below the video contained within the text).
If you’re applying for a role as a police officer, then you are almost certain to be asked the question: ‘Why do you want to become a Police Officer?’ The answer to this question will tell the interviewers an enormous amount about you, your motivations for applying, and whether you are the right fit for the job. So, with this in mind, you need to make sure you get your answer spot on!
This is a question we get asked time and again at How2Become.com and in this blog we will aim to answer it for you. However, before we disclose what we believe to be the pass rate for the police officer final interview, let’s take a look at what this stage of the police selection process, involves, some sample questions and tips on how to prepare effectively.
Over the last few weeks, there has been renewed discussion over the impact of knife crime in Britain. A spate of incidents has led to widespread calls for the government to increase the UK police budget, and the government has come under a lot of criticism after distancing themselves from the incidents. Now, it […]