Special Constable Salary in Botswana

Special Constable Salary in Botswana

Who is Special Constable ?

A special constable or special police constable can refer to an auxiliary or part-time law enforcement officer or a person who is granted certain police powers. 

Special Constable Salary in Botswana

A person working as a Police Officer in Botswana typically earns around 6,870 BWP per month. Salaries range from 3,160 BWP (lowest) to 10,900 BWP (highest).

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a special constable do in Botswana?

Like other officers, the duties of the Botswana police service special constable would be to combat crime within the internal society, enforce the rule of law while upholding the values of the countries police service,” BPS said in a statement then.

How much does Botswana Police Service earn?

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  • Fire Officer. 3,024 – 6,497 BWP.
  • Firefighter, Rescuer. 3,041 – 5,719 BWP.
  • Health and Safety Officer. 2,903 – 13,205 BWP.
  • Police Inspector. 3,956 – 7,629 BWP.
  • Prison Officer. 3,298 – 6,227 BWP.
  • Safety specialist. 4,138 – 9,059 BWP.
  • Security Guard. 2,354 – 3,599 BWP.
  • Security Service Director. 3,096 – 8,336 BWP.

How do I become a special constable in Botswana?


  1. Be Botswana citizens.
  2. Be Aged between 18-24 years.
  3. Be physically and mentally fit.
  4. Have no criminal record​
  5. Be of good character.
  6. Have no visible body marks (tattoos) while wearing police uniform.

Do special constables carry guns?

6: New special constables will carry firearms. Special constables will be allowed to carry the same equipment as inspectors, namely an extendable baton, which can be used for defensive purposes.

Is a special constable a real police officer?

Special Constables are volunteers but have the same powers as police officers. Find out about police recruitment, eligibility, pay and expenses or volunteering with the police.

Do cops in Botswana carry guns?

In nineteen countries or territories, the police do not carry firearms unless the situation is expected to merit it: Bhutan, Botswana, Cook Islands, Fiji, Iceland, Ireland, Kiribati, Malawi, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Norway, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, South Korea, the United Kingdom ( …

Do special constables work alone?

A Special Constable will always be crewed with either an experienced Special Constable or a regular Police Officer, unless he or she has attained “Independent Patrol” status and chooses to work independently. However, even if a Special Constable has attained such status he or she will never be compelled to work alone.

How long do special constables work?

As a volunteer police officer you will need to contribute at least 16 hours per month, but at a time that fits into your life; as policing is 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Every Special Constable’s presence offers essential and much valued support to the regular officers.

Do special constables make arrests?

Special Constables are Volunteer Police Officers. As a Special, you wear the same uniform, carry the same equipment and hold the same power of arrest as your regular police officer colleagues.

How much does Constable earn per month?

An early career Constable with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R151,000 based on 5 salaries. A mid-career Constable with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R188,592 based on 7 salaries

Is police constable a hard job?

But being a police officer isn’t for everyone – it’s one of the most challenging careers you can choose, being physically, mentally and emotionally demanding. You should consider whether you can: Deal with the complex and sensitive cases, requiring clear reasoning and evidence gathering.

What is the next rank after Constable?

Constable becomes Senior Constable and later promoted to the post of Head Constable. State police recruitment bodies conduct exams for home guard or constable recruitment. There are three levels, find the hierarchy below: Constable (CT)

What rank is a special constable?

There is no basis in law for ranks or grades for special constables. As such there is no equivalency of a regular police sergeant versus a special police sergeant for example. A special constable who is a higher rank or grade has no additional powers or opportunities in the same way as a regular officer.

Do you need a degree to be a special constable?

Yes, as above, the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) does not require you to have a degree. However, you will be working towards the completion of a professional degree-level apprenticeship as part of this entry route which will need to be successfully completed prior to being confirmed in post.

What can a Special Constable do?

Assisting at the scene of • accidents, fires or incidents – helping control situations, ensuring people are safe. Providing security and crowd • control at major public events – preventing injuries and disorder. Carrying out high-visibility foot • patrols to deter and detect criminals.