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How To Apply For 2022 Nigeria Police Force Recruitment

Salary Structure Of The Nigeria Police Force

In this post, you get vital information on the 2022 Nigerian Police Force recruitment. We will take you through how to apply and every requirement for NPF 2022 recruitment exercise.To get recruited into the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), you need to know the qualifications, and requirements for applying.

Brief Details About The Nigerian Police Force

The main law enforcement organization in Nigeria is the Nigeria Police Force. It has personnel stationed in all 36 states of the union as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The Inspector General of Police is in charge of leading and directing the Nigeria Police Force. The Force is organized into seven administrative divisions, each headed by a Deputy Inspector General of Police, including Finance and Administration, Operations, Logistics, Force Criminal Investigation Department, Training, Research and Planning, and Information and Communication Technology.

The Force is further organized into 37 State Commands, including the FCT, and 12 operational Zonal Commands, which typically consist of two to four State Commands (usually comprising Area Commands which further comprise Divisions). The State Command is led by a Commissioner of Police, the Area Command by an Assistant Commissioner of Police, the Division by any officer in the Superintendent cadre, and the Zone is led by an Assistant Inspector General of Police. 

IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, NPM, mni, is the 20th indigenous Inspector-General of Police currently serving. The Nigeria Police was initially founded in 1820. A 1200-member paramilitary Hausa Constabulary was established in 1879. The Lagos Police was founded in 1896. The Niger Coast Constabulary, a comparable force, was established at Calabar in 1894 under the newly established Niger Coast Protectorate. The Royal Niger Company established the Royal Niger Company Constabulary in the north in 1888. A portion of the Royal Niger Company Constabulary became the Northern Nigeria Police and a portion of the Niger Coast Constabulary became the Southern Nigeria Police when the protectorates of Northern and Southern Nigeria were established in the early 1900s. 

The majority of police during the colonial era worked for municipal administrations (native authorities). These forces were first regionalized and subsequently nationalized in the 1960s during the First Republic.

Duties of the Nigerian police force include: 

  • The prevention and detection of crime.
  • The apprehension of offenders.
  • The preservation of law and order.
  • The protection of life and property.
  • The due enforcement of laws and regulations with which they are directly charged.
  • The performance of such military duties within and outside Nigeria as may be required of them by or under the authority of the police act or any other act.

Ranks in the Nigerian police force include:

  • Inspector General of Police
  • 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

Requirements for Nigerian police force recruitment

Only applicants who meet these requirements should proceed with the application and those qualified will be shortlisted. So go through the requirements from the Nigeria Police Force for those interested in the recruitment.

  • Nationality: You must be a Nigerian citizen and have a National Identification Number (NIN)
  • Age: Applicants should be at least 18 years of age.
  • You should have an O’ Level certificate with at least five credit passes in Mathematics and English Language in not more than two sittings in WASSCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB.
  • Applicants must be of good character and should have any past criminal record.
  • Should not be less than 1.67 meters in height for men and 1.64 meters for women.
  • Chest Measurement must not be less than 86 cm (34 inches) expanded chest measurement (for men only).
  • Should not have any deformities or defects.
  • Must not be carrying pregnancy at the time of Recruitment.
  • Must be free from any financial embarrassment.
  • You must ensure you fill the Guarantors’ Form, providing reputable references.
  • Having a valid National Drivers’ License is an added advantage.

NOTE: All candidates are required to undergo a compulsory medical examination before the final stage.

Take note of the following details if you wish to be successful in the recruitment by the Nigerian Police Force.

  • Have all the necessary document
  • Scan and Upload your documents on the portal
  • Nigeria Police Shortlisted Candidates will be out shortly.
  • Do not make payment to anyone who claims he can help you in the recruitment.

How To Apply For Nigeria Police Force 2022 Recruitment

  • Go to and register.
  • Submit all the needed documents and print out the acknowledgment slip.
  • After submitting, you should see a confirmation message in your email.
  • The application should be submitted just once.
  • Only Shortlisted candidates will be sent a message via Email/SMS.
  • False information guarantees automatic disqualification.

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