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How to Apply for the Constable/Traffic Officer Job

How to Apply for the Constable/Traffic Officer Job

How to Apply for the Constable/Traffic Officer Job at Cape Town Metropolitan Police Services

Job Title: Constable/Traffic Officer

Directorate: Safety and Security

Department: Metropolitan Police Services

Salary: Basic Salary R220 458 – R 284

Reference Number: SS 17/24 Ext

Eligibility: Suitably qualified candidates


– Grade 12
– Code B Drivers’ Licence and capable of driving
– Motor Cycle License and if no Motor Cycle Licence, the successful candidate must obtain such licence within 18 months of appointment

– Must be registered as a Traffic Officer and be in possession of a National Department of Transport Basic Traffic Officer Qualification (RTMC)

– All requirements applicable to be appointed as a Municipal Police member in terms of Regulation 11 of the Regulations for Municipal Police Services

– Computer Literacy
– First Aid Course
– From 1 year relevant experience
– No criminal record
– Applicants must be physically fit and healthy and maintain fitness levels
– Willingness to work on a 24 hour shift and carry a firearm, as well as maintain firearm competency level

Key Performance Areas:

– Enforcing of Traffic Regulations and By-Laws
– Ensuring the reduction of traffic congestion

– Perform crime prevention functions by enforcing relevant legislation
– Deliver on the specialised functions assigned to the specialised units of the Metro Police/Traffic Services to ensure an effective response to internal and external service demands

– Liaison with the Public and Key Stakeholders to maintain effective and efficient stakeholder relations

– To ensure all administrative sequences related to statutory documentation, registers and statistics are performed
– Performing training in relation to existing staff and potential recruits at designated facilities

– Manages the use of technology in the department

How to Apply:

Applications can be submitted online through the official website of the Cape Town Metropolitan Police Services. The application deadline is 26/04/2024.

*Additional Information:*

The City of Cape Town offers learnerships in Metro Police, Traffic and Law Enforcement. The learnership programme provides training in Traffic Services and Metro Police.

Once completed, the acquired skills will enhance the employability of the learners. The learnership programme is part of the

City of Cape Town’s commitment to addressing the high levels of unemployment among the youth and providing opportunities for skills enhancement ¹ ².


The Constable/Traffic Officer job at the Cape Town Metropolitan Police Services is a challenging and rewarding career opportunity for individuals who are passionate about law enforcement and traffic management.

The job requires a range of skills and qualifications, including a Grade 12 certificate, a Code B Drivers’ Licence, and relevant experience.

The successful candidate will be responsible for enforcing traffic regulations, preventing crime, and liaising with stakeholders.

Applications can be submitted online, and the deadline is 26/05/2024.