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Nigerian Police Recruitment 2019 – How To Apply

Nigerian Police RecruitmentThe Nigerian Police Recruitment news is what you have to be abreast with if you truly want to join the Nigerian Police force.

The Nigerian Police is one of the law enforcement bodies in Nigeria established since 1820 to tackle internal securities, manage prison responsibilities, aid in immigration and customs services, handling military task within and outside of the country.

This agency embodies a staff strength of about 371,800(Three hundred and Seventy-One thousand, Eight Hundred with recruitment every year as there is a plan to increase the force to hold a capacity of 650,000 (Six Hundred and fifty thousand) staff. In other words, the Nigerian Police Force is looking to add over 270,000 (Two Hundred and Seventy Thousand) persons to the workforce.


Have you been hearing about the Nigerian Police and want to be a part of it? Do you have in-depth knowledge of the force at large or have you any idea what it really is about? Well, that is the reason this post is provided, to simply enlighten you some more on the subject before you completely make up your mind to enrol in the Nigerian Police Force Recruitment.

  1. The Nigerian Police is a law enforcement agency as rightly stated earlier that is made up of 36 State Commands, 12(Twelve) zones and 7(Seven) Divisions namely:
  • Department of Finance and Administration (General Administration and Finance)
  • Department of Operations (Crime prevention, Public Order, Public Safety)
  • Department of Logistics and Supply (Works and Police Estate Management)
  • Department of Criminal Investigation (Investigation)
  • Department of Training and Development (Human resources)
  • Department of Research and Planning (Statistics and Data)
  • Department of Information Technology (Communication management)


  1. The Agency has 15 (Fifteen) ranks and they are listed in descending (highest to lowest) order below.
  • Inspector General
  • Deputy Inspector-General of Police
  • Assistant Inspector-General of Police
  • Commissioner of Police
  • Deputy Commissioner of Police
  • Assistant Commissioner of Police
  • Chief Superintendent of Police
  • Superintendent of Police
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police
  • Assistant Superintendent of Police
  • Inspector of Police
  • Sergeant Major
  • Sergeant
  • Corporal
  • Constable
  1. Recruitment of manpower is initiated by the Department of Training and Development (Human resources). According to the Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG),  who is responsible to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), who heads the department says that the importance attached to training in the Nigeria Police Force, especially on standard and uniformity, the department is not replicated like other departments at the zonal and state command levels. Therefore, it coordinates all activities of the force with regards to training and manpower development from the Force Headquarters, Abuja. At this level, it operates three sections headed by Commissioner of Police. The sections are:
  • Administration
  • Training
  • Inspectorate

The training institutes are listed herein:

  • Police Staff College – Jos
  • Police Academy – Kano
  • Police College – Ikeja
  • Police College – Kaduna
  • Police College – Maiduguri
  • Police College – Oji-River
  • Police Detective College – Enugu
  • Police College of Information Technology – Abeokuta
  • Police Mobile Training School – Gwoza
  • Police Mobile Training School – Ila-orangun
  • Mounted/Dog Training Schools – Jos
  • Traffic Training School – Ikeja
  • Police School of Music – Ikeja
  • Police School of Communication – Ikeja & Kaduna
  • Police School of Anti-Terrorism – Nonwa-Tai
  • Police Training School – Sokoto
  • Police Training School – Bauchi
  • Police Training School – Minna
  • Police Training School – Jos
  • Police Training School – Nonwa Tai
  • Police Training School – Ibadan
  • Police Training School – Benin City
  • Police Training School – Oyin Akoko
  • Police Training School – Makurdi
  • Police Training School – Iperu
  • Police Training School – Calabar
  • Police Training School – Ilorin
  • Police Training School – Ikeja


Now you have a fair idea of what the force is about, listed below are few requirements you must possess in order to be able to enroll in the recruitment. Without these prerequisites, there might be no chance of you going through the first level in the recruitment phase.

  • Applicants who are interested in the recruitment must be of Nigerian origin by birth and possess National Identity Number (NIN) or valid ID card (driving license, voters’ card, international passport) showing that they are citizens of the country.
  • Applicants must possess a minimum of 5 credits in not more than 2 sittings in WASSCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB with credit pass in English and Mathematics respectively and in other cases, a pass relevant to your chosen course in the academy or a minimum UTME (Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination)score of 180.
  • Applicants must be no less than 18(eighteen years of age or more than 25 (twenty-five) years by March) 2019.
  • Applicants must be medical, physically, and psychologically fit and must not be less than 1.67metres (5 feet 5.748 inches) tall for male and 1.64metres (5 feet 4.567) inches tall for the female.
  • Applicants must print their completed online forms, guarantor form and submit it at the examination/screening and recruitment center. You must obtain satisfactory results in the examination, physical and psychological screening to go further.
  • All applicants should have SCANNED copies of SSCE/GCE/NABTEB/NECO Result, Birth Certificate, FSLC (First School Leaving Certificate) Result, LGA (Local Government Area) Certificate, and Passport Photograph.


Application is done online, interested candidates should log on to the official website of the Nigerian Police to queue in personal details of the said candidate.

After submission of your carefully filled form, the applicant must download the acknowledgment form.

Note that, only candidate that meet up the recruitment criteria will be invited to the examination/screening and recruitment center.

Failure to comply and not satisfy any of these requirements automatically means the applicant is no longer eligible for the recruitment phase. Having said all of these, hope this post was insightful enough, kindly take a few moments to like this post, leave us a comment on any concerns regarding this post and do not forget to share to someone you think might find this post beneficial.



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