R199,820
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The average pay for a Police Sergeant is R199,820 per year.

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R138,391 - R252,836
  • Country: South Africa
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 21 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 119

Job Description for Police Sergeant

Police sergeants are responsible for enforcing state, federal, and local law. They are in charge of supervising, training, and motivating the officers under their command. As with any job in law enforcement, a police sergeant's day-to-day tasks vary. Generally, though, police sergeants ensure that those under their command perform policing duties as assigned and oversee the scheduling of subordinates to ensure the department is fully staffed. They also complete necessary paperwork for their department, as well as review and approve subordinates' reports. These professionals must take orders from superior officers and ensure those officers' decisions are enacted by lower-level officers. They also handle training for staff and oversee disciplinary measures as needed.

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Police Sergeant Tasks
  • Assign tasks and oversee day-to-day operations to support the lieutenant.
  • Oversee volunteers and interact with the public.
  • Investigate and communicate about patrol activities, crimes and safety.
  • Back up and support emergency and public safety situations.
  • Conduct roll call, equipment inventories, report reviews and staff evaluations.

Police Sergeant Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: R202,254

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Police Sergeant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Police Sergeant?

Police Sergeant in Durban:
"Fingerprint expert and crime scene technician."
Pros: I'm able to see the end result of my work.
Cons: Unfair promotion policies discriminate against me. The job is highly stressful.

Key Stats for Police Sergeant

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
76%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Police Sergeant Salaries

National Average
R202,000

▼6%

▼8%

▼15%

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
76%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 5%