SAPS Employment Regulations in Place

Civilian Secretariat for Police Service

South African Police Service (SAPS) Employment Regulations are in place.

The Civilian Secretariat for Police Service published the regulations in Government Gazette 41754.

Some of the issues dealt with in the regulations include deviations, delegation and authorisations, communication with the media, decision-making in the case of conflict of interest, record keeping on correction of acts and omissions, code of conduct, relationships among employees, performance of duties, personal conduct and private interests, financial disclosure, planning and service delivery, employment matters and training.

As regards communication with the media, the National Commissioner must issue directives on how SAPS members must communicate in the media.

Members are also expected to cooperate fully with other members to advance the public interest.

Members must also, when carrying out official duties, dress and behave in a manner that boosts the reputation of the SAPS.

All designated employees, except for the National Commissioner, must before 30 April each year, disclose interests for the previous year.

Salary scales applicable to the service must be published on an annual basis.

Performance agreements must be entered into within two months of date of employment and thereafter within four months of the beginning of each financial year.

The regulations came into force on the date of publication.

Sabinet Cape Town Office