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Nigeria Police Recruitment: PSC Releases List of 10,000 Successful Applicants

Comprehensive Guide to the Nigeria Police Recruitment Process: PSC Releases List of 10,000 Successful Applicants

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has officially announced the list of 10,000 successful applicants for recruitment into the Constable cadre of the Nigeria Police Force. This pivotal move aims to enhance the capacity and effectiveness of the police force, reinforcing its commitment to community-rooted and service-oriented policing.

Key Principles in the Recruitment Process

The PSC emphasized that merit, gender sensitivity, and federal character were the guiding principles in selecting the successful candidates. These principles ensured a fair and inclusive recruitment process that reflects the diverse makeup of Nigeria.

Breakdown of Successful Applicants

According to the PSC’s report, the recruitment was divided into two main categories:

– General Duty: 9,000 applicants were selected.
– Specialists: 1,000 applicants were chosen for specialized roles.

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Collaborative Efforts

The recruitment process was a collaborative effort involving several key stakeholders:

– The Nigeria Police Force
– The National Assembly
– The Federal Character Commission

This collaboration was crucial to ensuring fairness and justice throughout the recruitment stages.

Recruitment Process Overview

Stage 1: Online Applications

The recruitment drive began with an open call for applications, advertised through national media. Interested Nigerian youths were invited to apply online from October 15 to November 26, 2023. A total of 609,886 applications were received, out of which 416,323 applicants met the initial requirements and were shortlisted for the next stage.

Stage 2: Physical and Document Screening

The second stage involved physical and document screening, conducted in all 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory from January 8 to January 29, 2024. After this rigorous screening process, 171,956 applicants were shortlisted for the next stage.

Stage 3: Computer-Based Tests (CBT)

The shortlisted candidates then underwent a Computer-Based Test (CBT) conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB). This stage further filtered the candidates based on their performance.

Stage 4: Medical and Practical Screening

For the General Duty applicants, 15,447 who excelled in the CBT were invited for medical screening to assess their health status. Specialist candidates, totaling 55,645, underwent practical tests and medical screening.

Final Selection

After thorough scrutiny and assessment at each stage, 10,000 applicants were finally selected:

– General Duty: 9,000
– Specialists: 1,000

Ensuring Fairness and Inclusivity

To ensure a balanced geographical representation, 10 candidates were selected from each of the 774 local government areas in Nigeria, as advised by the National Assembly. This meticulous approach underscores the PSC’s commitment to building a competent, reliable, and representative police force.

Data Protection and Confidentiality

In compliance with the Nigeria Data Protection Act of 2023, the PSC ensured that the personal data of the recruits remained secure. The list of successful candidates was presented in a manner that protected their personal and family safety.

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Checking Application Status

Successful candidates can check the status of their application through the Police Service Commission’s dedicated web page, accessible on both computers and mobile devices at

The recruitment of 10,000 new constables into the Nigeria Police Force marks a significant step towards strengthening the nation’s security framework. The rigorous and transparent recruitment process reflects the PSC’s dedication to integrity, fairness, and excellence. As these new recruits embark on their journey, they represent the future of Nigeria’s security, built on a foundation of diversity and competence.

For more information, visit the official Police Service Commission website.