Police Recruitment 2011 Starts: For Cadets ASP and Inspector

On 2 June, the Police Service Commission (PSC) announced that it has started the process of recruiting Cadet Assistant Superintendents and Cadet Inspectors of Police for the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) for the year 2011.

A statement from the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja, signed by its Chief Information Officer, Mr. Ferdinand Ekpe, invited suitable and qualified individuals to submit applications for recruitment.

According to the statement, the recruitment would be limited to those that have a genuine desire for a career in the Police Force and possess the basic requirements.

Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police

The statement said that for the Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (CASP), candidates with a degree or Higher National Diploma in Social Sciences, Arts, Criminology and other related courses from recognised universities and polytechnics would be considered.

It further stated that eligible candidates must have a minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower) degree for university graduate applicants and Upper Credit for polytechnic graduates.

It added that the candidate must be of good character and must not have been convicted of a criminal offence.

Cadet Inspector of Police

For the Cadet Inspector of Police, the statement said candidates must possess a minimum of five credits, including English and Mathematics in WASCE, NECO or GCE or equivalent qualification at not more than two sittings.

It said holders of National Diploma and National Certificate in Education, with a minimum pass in English and Mathematics at Ordinary Level, are also eligible.

Personal Eligibility Requirementss

The statement said that eligible candidates should be between ages 19 and 28, with height of at least 1.68 metres (5.6 inches) for male and 1.6 metres (5.4 inches) for female.

It also said that “Male candidates must have chest measurement of not less than 83 centimetres (34 inches) when fully expanded”.

Furthermore, apart from not having any physical deformities, every candidate will be required to pass a medical examination of physical fitness conducted by a government hospital, the statement said.

Method of Application

On method of application, the statement said that Application Forms could be downloaded free from the PSC web site (www.psc.gov.ng) and applicants are expected to complete the form in quadruplicate (four copies) and submit at the office of the Commissioner of Police of their state of origin.

Photocopies of credentials, letter of identification signed by the Chairman/Secretary of the candidate’s local government council and four recent passport photographs must also be submitted.

Timetable for Recruitment

Information subsequently published on the PSC’s website shows that the Timetable for the YEAR 2011 RECRUITMENT EXERCISE is as follows:

1. 13th June – 29th July 2011: Advertisement/Completion of Application forms and Submission to the Police State Commands (6 Weeks).
2. 15th – 20th Aug. 2011:  Screening and written examination at the State Level (6 Days).
3. 29th Aug. 2011:  Release of result at PSC Website and State Commands.
4. 12th – 17th Sept. 2011: Screening Interview at the Zonal Level – Authentication of Candidates Results (6 Days).
5. 26th Sept. 2011: Release of names of successful Candidates on PSC Website and Zonal Commands.
6. 10th – 15th Oct. 2011:  Final Interview in Abuja (6 Days).
7. 31st Oct. 2011:  Release of Names of Successful Candidates by Police Service Commission.
8. 7th Nov. 2011: Successful Candidates report at Police Academy Wudil, Kano State.

The Police Service Commission is the civilian oversight body established under the Nigerian Constitution for the Nigeria Police Force. It has power to appoint, promote, discipline and dismiss all officers of the Nigeria Police Force except the Inspector-General of Police (IGP).



Posted on June 5, 2011, in NIGERIA POLICE FORCE and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.

  1. God, pls help us and those that really have the interest of Nigeria’s security system at heart. Let this recruitment exercise be free and fair. God bless Nigeria, my fatherland.

  2. olatunji temitayo

    The Nigeria Police Commission should be ready for ‘Agents of change’ that are coming into the institution to set things right.

  3. Please the authorities at the Police Service Comission should do away with nepotisim, if truely they want the spate of insecurity that characterizes the nation to be averted, because the campaign against this malady starts now.

  4. Thanks, PSC, for such opportunity as this. I pray security in nigeria will reduce the rate of crime in this country. Thanks to the Commision.

  5. We are praying for justice to be done in the process of this cadet recruitment.

  6. Pls I want someboy to tell me if SSCE,WASCE,NECO holders can apply for the cadet Inspector recruitment. Pls contact me 08095608313

  7. vivian alfred okhiria

    Thank you very much for this info; it’s really nice. My prayer is that I get the job because I’m deeply interested .

  8. Thanks for the information, but pls remember the serving personnel with similar qualifications. Thanks. Ogbonta

  9. Why do we allow our politicians to loot our money and hijack our job opportunities? How are we going to tackle this issue? Please suggest solutions.

  10. We all want to apply, but the problem is we dont know how many candidates they want to recruit. We lack security in this nation…Hope the screening will be free,fair, credible and transparent, so that other people’s money and time will not be wasted.


    Thank you very much for this information, but we have a problm in Nigeria: if you dont have a godfather, you cant suceed. Why not make it free and fair, and pull out godfatherism?

  12. Abbas A. Daniel

    As far as I am concerned, with the prayers of some innocent but unemployed citizens of this country, one day naija go better.

  13. The information is good.But that different in grade is the only problem now.Lower credit is lower credit nomatter the institution.So they should look unto that issue now and consider those that have lower credit in polytechnic.Thanks Sir

  14. Otsanya Emmanuel

    My fellow brothers and sisters pls do not waste d little money you have save. Recruitment in nigeria ah ah ah, is usually conducted in d national assembly.

  15. It a very good opportunity for the common man, but the chances is still very narrow cause the poticians are watching!
    thanks. Friday okoh from abuja.

  16. dis a welcome development.when is d form going to show in d internet.

  17. why the difference in grades while can’t equal opportunity be given to third class degree holder.


    Thanks for the information, but must I submit the form in person? Because I’m not close to my state. Can someone else do?

  19. The recruitment information is very good; but WHY the differentiation in grade between university graduates and polytechnic graduates? Lower credit should be lower credit for graduates, plssssss.

  20. This information is good, but I only fear that our politicians will still hijack this recruitment as usual, and only people with godfathers in Nigeria will be recruited, leaving the qualified and eligible ones out.

  21. ohia ure priscilla

    I am really interested to be a member of the Nigeria Police force…Thanks for this information.

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