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How To Join Nigerian Police Force As A Graduate (2020)



The primary job or function of the Nigerian police includes; saving the property of fellow citizens, being on guard on checkpoints and strategic places in the community. They also aid in rescuing Nigerians that are trapped in dangerous situations, thereby reducing the impact of crime in the society.

In the course of this write-up, we would be looking at various ways you can join the Nigerian police as a university graduate. This includes joining the police force via mass recruitment, through the police academy or as a supernumerary officer (SPY police).


How to Join the Nigerian Police Force Through Mass Recruitment

Annually, the Nigerian Police (NP), calls aspiring and able bodied Nigerians to join the police force. This mass recruitment into the Nigerian police is done online.

How To Apply For The Police Force Online

The annual application to join the police force has a start date  and a closing date. For 2021, the start date will be dully published on the NP recruitment website. It is important to know that all applications must be made online. In other to apply, follow the guide below:

After making payment, proceed to the police academy website and complete the registration. If the registration were a success, you would be prompted to print an acknowledgement form and exam card.

The stage entails taking a selected examination in particular venues. You have to visit the nearest examination center that you can find on the police website.

As an eligible candidate, you have to bring along your exam cards with your acknowledgment form, two passports and your JAMB result slip. If you pass the entrance examination for the police academy, you would receive an invitation for an interview.

Afterwards, successful candidates for the Nigerian police academy would have their names published on the national Newspaper.

The Admission Requirements For Joining The Police Academy

  • As an applicant, you have to be within the age bracket of 17-22.
  • You also need to meet the minimum height requirements. This is 1.67m for males and 1.62m for females.
  • For males, you need an expanded chest size of about 34 inches.
  • As an applicant, you should be free from any form of mental and physical deformity.
  • Police academy candidates should have a minimum of six credits at the WAEC, NECO, or NAPTEB.

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Some Facts About The Nigerian Police Academy

In the Nigerian police academy, there are four faculties that you can choose from; Faculty of science, faculty of humanities, faculty of social and management science, and faculty of law. When you go through the academy, you earn a bachelors degree like every other conventional university in Nigeria.

Important Facts about the Nigerian Police Force

They are the principal law enforcement agency in Nigeria. The Nigerian police force has staff deployment across all the 36 states of the nation, plus the federal capital territory. The inspector general of Nigerian police holds the command and control of the force.

For a breakdown of the administrative structure of the police force, there are over seven(7) departments namely; Logistics, Force criminal investigation Department, Training, Research and Planning, Information and communication Technology, Operations and Training.




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