The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) is the main law enforcement agency in Nigeria, currently with a staff capacity of about 371,800. There are currently plans to increase the force to 650,000, adding 280,000 new recruits to the existing 370,000. The NP is a very large organization consisting of 36 commands grouped into 12 zones and 7 administrative organs. The agency is currently headed by IGP Ibrahim Kpotun Idris.Nigeria’s police was first established in 1820 and it began with officers from Imo State. The first person to have the highest rank in all the police is commissioner general colonel KK.
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.
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 regionalised and then nationalised.
The Nigerian police commission recently published names and List of shortlisted candidate for nationwide screening exercise in various states of the federation.
The Shortlisted candidates are to dress in plain white shirts/shorts and go to the Police Command Headquarters of their various States of Origin on their designated interview dates.
They are also to go to the interview venue with a printed copy of the letter sent to their emails without failure, as this admits you into the screening venue.
This is the initial list for general duty applicants only. Follow the instructions below to check whether you are qualified or not. Furthermore, you are to present both the original copies and photocopies of the following:
Your Duly Completed Guarantor’s Form;
State of Origin Certificate;
One white coloured Office Flat File Jacket;
Two Recent Passport Photographs with your name written behind in capital letters.
Birth Certificate/Declaration of Age;
Note: This is the initial list for General Duty Applicants only.
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