Nigeria Police Force Recruitment: 7 Requirements You Must Meet

Interested Nigerians can now apply for the Nigeria Police recruitment by creating an account on the portal.

It cannot be overstated how essential it is to follow instructions diligently, as any violation of specific guidelines can cause immediate disqualification.

Since its creation in 1930, the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has functioned as the main law enforcement agency in Nigeria, maintaining total control all over the country.

NPF’s primary function is to safeguard lives and properties under the supervision of the Police Service Commission.

And I am glad you chose this career path to safeguard lives and properties.

Requirements for the Nigeria Police Force Recruitments

You are eligible to apply on the Nigeria Police recruitment portal if you meet the following eight (8) requirements.

1) If you’re not between the ages of 18-28, you can’t apply, simple.

2) You must be a citizen of Nigeria with a valid means of identification like a driver’s license, International Passport, or Voters Card.

3) The height criteria differ for male and female applicants, with a minimum of 1.67m for males and 1.64m for females.

4) A minimum chest measurement of 0.86m is necessary if you are a male.

5) You should have at least five(5) credits, including Mathematics and English, in WASSCE, GCE, NECO or NABTEB. Your results should not be over 10 years from the application year.

6) The application process requires filling out a guarantor’s form that must include verifiable references.

7) If you have the following, you can’t apply.

  • Speech Impediment,
  • Bow Legs, Knock or Bent Knees,
  • Flat Feet or Deformed Hands,
  • Tattoos or Bodily Scar,
  • Defective Eyesight or Squint Eyes,
  • Amputation of any part of the body,
  • Gross Malformation of teeth, and
  • Protruding Navel.

8) Last, pregnant women cannot apply.

If you didn’t meet the requirements for the Nigeria Police Force recruitment, you can check the armed forces.

Navy: Nigerian Navy Basic Recruitment Requirements

Army: Requirements for the Nigerian Army Recruitment

AirForce: Nigerian AirForce BMTC Recruitment Requirements

Application Procedures for the Nigeria Police Force Recruitment

  • Visit the Nigeria Police Force portal here to apply for the recruitment exercise.
  • Create an account here, input your personal details, and verify.
  • Upload the requested documents and proceed to submit.
  • Afterwards, wait for the shortlist and date for the screening exercise.
The application is free, and you must not submit fake documents, as it can cause disqualification or arrest.

Nigeria Police Force Ranks and Salary Structure

The Nigeria Police Force salary has a structure that pays according to two factors: Grades and Levels.

You can see an officer receiving more than his colleagues in the same DSP rank because of the difference in levels.

So, what I did was to take the average of all levels across each rank to give you the average salary per month.

RanksMonthly Salary
Inspector General₦1,846,160
Dep. Ins. General₦1,701,353
Asst. Ins. General₦1,142,843
Dep. Compol₦469,760
Asst. Compol₦441,539
Chief Sup. of Police₦382,781
Sup. of Police₦312,595
Dep. Sup. of Police₦293,507
Asst. Sup of Police I₦278,302
Asst. Sup of Police II₦246,308
Inspector I₦228,528
Inspector II₦138,276
Sergeant Major₦114,798
Police Cons. I₦77,167
Police Cons. II₦75,014
Table showing the Nigeria Police Force ranks and salary
  1. When will The NPF Recruitment Exercise begin?

    The Nigeria Police Force recruitment starts October every year and ends in November. Ensure to apply before the deadline specified above.

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