Police Force Commences Recruitment, Charges Applicants On Vigilance Against Fraudsters

The Nigeria Police Force is set to commence the recruitment process for qualified individuals into the rank of Police Constables in the General Duty and Specialist Cadres.

Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, disclosed this in a statement on Friday at the Force headquarters in Abuja.

According to him, the recruitment process marks the beginning of an essential phase in enhancing the capabilities and effectiveness of the Force.

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Consequently, the Police Recruitment Board would open the application portal for six weeks, from October 15th to November 26th, 2023 to enable prospective applicants complete the online application forms and submit same within the specified period.

Criteria for application include: applicants shall be of Nigerian origin by birth and must possess the National Identification Number (NIN) with a minimum of 5 credits in not more than 2 sittings in WAEC/NECO or its equivalent with credit passes in English and Mathematics, and aged between 18-25 years for General Duty, and 18-28 years for Specialists; should be medically, physically, and psychologically fit and must not be less than 1.67m tall for male and 1.64m tall for female, with not less than 86cm (34 inches) expanded chest measurement (for male only).

Applicants must be free from any financial embarrassment and not be convicted of any criminal offence.

The available Specialised Fields include Medical Assistant (Junior Community Health Extension Workers, JCHEW), Veterinary Assistant (Relevant Certificate in Animal Health/Livestock), Band Section, Communications/Info-Tech Specialist, Driver/Mechanic, Marine, Plumbers, Masons, Painters, Tilers, Electricians, Welders and Carpenters

Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police has issued a strong charge to all applicants, urging them to exercise vigilance and caution throughout the application process, so as not to fall victim to fraudsters and individuals who may attempt to exploit the recruitment process for personal gain.

While assuring that the Police Recruitment Board comprises dedicated and disciplined individuals who will ensure a transparent and merit-based recruitment process devoid of corruption and other sharp practices, the Police Chief emphasized that the application and selection process is FREE, and will be carried out through official channels.

He said that unscrupulous activities should be promptly reported to the authorities for necessary action.

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