Nigeria police recruitment portal: How to apply in 2024/2025

Nigeria police recruitment portal: How to apply in 2024/2025

The Nigeria police recruitment portal is an online platform on which interested and qualified citizens can make applications to join the NPF (Nigeria Police Force). The police portal is typically open for six weeks between November and January, but that can be extended. Learn all you need to know about the application process and requirements.

Nigeria police during parade
Nigeria police recruitment process is always open to all the interested candidates. Photo: @Nigeria Police Force (modified by author)
Source: UGC


Like in numerous other disciplined forces, one must meet several academic, behavioural, and physical requirements to be considered for a position in the NPF.

The Nigeria police recruitment portal

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) is Nigeria's primary law enforcement agency, responsible for upholding law and order. It was established in 1930 and has undergone various reforms and transformations over the years. Here is a look at everything you need to know about the NPF recruitment portal in 2024.

Accessing the portal

The recruitment process of the Nigeria Police Force is accessible to all through their online portal. Prospective applicants must submit their applications via the portal, and accessing the system enables them to fill out the application form.

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Successful candidates proceeding to the next recruitment stage must print their examination slips, which will be presented at designated NPF examination centres in various states. Moreover, applicants are encouraged to regularly check their emails for updates on the status of their applications.

How to apply for Nigerian Police recruitment?

If you are seeking information on how to apply for police recruitment online, the portal is consistently open throughout the application period. This allows you to visit the police recruitment login portal, complete your application form, and submit it before the application deadline.

Note: The Nigeria Police Force recruitment is officially closed. You can only access the recruitment portal once they have an open application.

How to get your confirmation slip

Nigeria police confirmation slip
Nigeria police recruitment portal. Photo:
Source: UGC

You can download and print your invitation slip online. Follow these steps:

  1. Using a browser of your choice, navigate to the police recruitment portal.
  2. Click on "Registration" and then "Print Slip".
  3. Enter your NIN (National Identification Number) in the empty box.
  4. Click "Preview" to print your confirmation slip.

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Important information for applicants

Here are some important bits of information that could be useful to applicants.

  • All shortlisted candidates will be duly notified via email or SMS.
  • Providing false information will result in instant disqualification.
  • Ensure you only submit your application once.
  • You will receive a confirmation message in your email once your application has been successfully submitted.
  • Ensure you print out your application acknowledgement slip for future reference.
  • Cross-check your application and ensure you have submitted all the necessary documents.

What are the requirements for the Nigeria police recruitment in 2024?

Here are the various academic, behavioural, and physical requirements laid out by the NPF.

  • A candidate must have a passion for a career in the NPF.
  • A candidate must possess Nigerian citizenship by birth.
  • All applications must be filled out and submitted online.
  • Applicants must be psychologically, physically, and medically fit.
  • Candidates must be between 18 and 25 years old.
  • To join the disciplined forces, candidates should be free of any pecuniary embarrassment.
  • Every applicant must have a valid phone number, email address, and national identification number (NIN) before commencing an application.
  • Female candidates should not be pregnant at the time of recruitment.
  • Male applicants must have expanded chest measurements not less than 86 centimetres.
  • Male candidates should be at least 167 centimetres tall, while females should be at least 164 centimetres tall.
  • One must have a minimum of 5 credits in at most two sittings in NABTEB, NECO, GCE, or WASSCE, with credit passes in mathematics and English.
  • One must have scanned copies of the original O-Level result slip.

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Nigeria police news today on recruitment

Nigeria police saluting
If you are the age between 18 and 25 years old, you can apply to join the Nigeria Police Force. Photo: @Nigeria Police Force (modified by author)
Source: UGC

According to the current news and update, 171,956 candidates who successfully cleared the screening stage are now being notified via official messages about their advancement to the subsequent phase.

This phase involves Computer Based Tests scheduled for March 5th and 6th, 2024, taking place across all 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory.

You can check out the official recruitment portal to verify your status post-screening. Successful candidates should also confirm the time and date allocated for their Computer Based Test.

Around 43,778 successful candidates in the specialist's cadre are anticipated to undergo practical tests, with the exact date to be announced in due course.

How do you check if your name is on the police shortlist?

The Nigeria Police Force consistently publishes the names of eligible candidates on their official social media pages or via the Police Service Commission (PSC) website.

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How much is the Nigeria police salary per month?

Nigeria police salaries differ across different levels, from N536,000 to N8,000,000 per year. This translates to approximately N44,000 to N666,000 monthly.

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