Requirements On How To Join The Nigeria Police Force (NPF)

JEROME MICHAEL EBRUPHIYO Monday, November 29, 2021 Basis



This article will provide information on the requirements on how to join the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and also provide answers to questions regarding the Nigeria Police Force.

Brief History of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF)

Nigeria Police Force was first established in 1820. In 1879 a 1,200-member armed paramilitary Hausa Constabulary was formed. In 1896 the Lagos Police was established. A similar force, the Niger Coast Constabulary, was formed in Calabar in 1894 under the newly proclaimed Niger Coast Protectorate. In the north, the Royal Niger Company set up the Royal Niger Company Constabulary in 1888 with headquarters at Lokoja. When the protectorates of Northern and Southern Nigeria were proclaimed in the early 1900s, part of the Royal Niger Company Constabulary became the Northern Nigeria Police, and part of the Niger Coast Constabulary became the Southern Nigeria Police. During the colonial period, most police were associated with local governments (native authorities). In the 1960s, under the First Republic, these forces were first regionalized and then nationalized. The Nigeria Police Force performed conventional police functions and was responsible for internal security generally; for supporting the prison, immigration, and customs services; and for performing military duties within or outside Nigeria as directed. Plans were announced in mid-1980 to expand the force to 200,000. By 1983, according to the federal budget, the strength of the NPF was almost 152,000, but other sources estimated it to be between 20,000 and 80,000. Reportedly, there were more than 1,300 police stations nationwide. Police officers were not usually armed but were issued weapons when required for specific missions or circumstances. They were often deployed throughout the country, but in 1989, well into Nigeria's second military dictatorship, Babangida announced that a larger number of officers would be posted to their native areas to facilitate police- community relations.

Qualifications and Requirements on How to Join the Nigeria Police Force

  • The applicant must be a bonafide Nigeria citizen
  • Must be of sound mind
  • Applicants applying for police Constable must have a First leaving certificate and GCE ordinary level certificate, with a pass in English language and mathematics
  • Applicants applying for Cadet Inspectors are expected to have GCE Advanced level, Ordinary National Diploma, or National Certificate of Education
  • Applicants applying for Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police right qualification is BSC or B.A. degree in any field
  • All applicants must present a birth certificate and a valid identity card, such as a national identity card etc
  • Get a copy of the guarantor form online, print it out and let two of the following high caliber person in the country sign for you: Local government Chairman, High Court Judge, Magistrate, Traditional Ruler, Senior Civil Servant, a Police officer from CSP upwards, Nigeria Army from the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Principals of your former college

How to Apply for the Nigeria Police Force (NPF)

  • Set up an active Email address which will be used for all your transactions especially for verification reasons
  • Visit the online Nigeria Police Force Portal (www.psc.gov.ng or www.npf.gov.ng) and click the “Careers” button
  • Go through the form thoroughly and carefully fill in your details
  • Submit and Printout the acknowledgement slip
  • If your application submission is successful, you will get a confirmation message in your Email
  • Don't forget that you’re expected to submit your completed application only once

How much is police salary in Nigeria?

At the moment, a recruit earns N10,115 monthly, a Police Constable II earns N42,000; Constable I,N43,998; Corporal N45,737; Sergeant, N50,534; Sergeant Major,N63,992; Inspector II/cadet Inspector, N87,000and an Inspector, N130,171.

How long is police training in Nigeria?

NPF approved 3 months, (online) accelerated diploma in police studies; diploma in security studies & diploma in intelligence, analysis and management for interested Nigeria police officers, rank and file and civilians.

Who is the founder of Nigerian Police Force?

The police force in Nigeria was commanded by British officials and remained so until October 1964, when Louis Orok Edet became the first indigenous Inspector General of Police (Ehindero, 1986). The Nigeria Police Force grew out of the unification of the early colonial constabularies.

Who is the first General of police in Nigeria?

The first General of Police in Nigeria is Louis Edet

How many department did Nigeria police have?

Nigerian Police Sections are numerous but we have covered 14 unit, Department and functions among others include investigation and prosecution of serious and complex criminal cases within and outside the country.

When did Nigeria police started?

The Nigeria Police Force started in the year 1930.

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