Flying Squad Official






What is a Flying Squad Official?

The Flying Squad Official provides a quick response to priority, serious and violent crimes in progress in an attempt to apprehend the suspect and to limit possible further danger to the victim.

What does a Flying Squad Official do?

  • stabilizes the crime scene
  • arrests suspects
  • protectsand secures the crime scene before the arrival of the investigating officer
  • provides visible policing by means of vehicle patrols
  • assists in crime prevention
  • servse as back up during policing of major events
  • attends to suicide scenes

Are you … ?

  • interested in crime, law and order?
  • emotionally strong?
  • able to see and deal with violent crime scenes?
  • confident?
  • a person with an eye for detail?
  • a team player?

How do I become a Flying Squad Official?

What are the minimum requirements to become a Flying Squad Official?

  • Two years functional policing experience is a recommendation, but not a prerequisite. Code 08 drivers licence, must fit competency profile, must be medically fit and completed Tactical Training level I and II.


  • Emergency life support and advanced defensive driving training. Further training includes Tactical Refresher Course.

Where can you be stationed?

  • The Flying Squad in the South African Police Service.

Information supplied by SAPS.


OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER: Commissioned Police Officer or Paramedic

Is becoming a Flying Squad Official the right career choice for me?