Police Recruitment: Police Service Commission Releases List of 10,000 Successful Candidates

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has released a list of 10,000 successful candidates for recruitment into the Constable cadre of the Nigeria Police Force. The recruitment process was guided by merit, gender sensitivity, and Federal Character as guiding principles. The Commission worked with guidance from relevant stakeholders including the Nigeria Police Force, the National Assembly, and the Federal Character Commission to ensure fairness and justice in the recruitment process.

Interested Nigerian youths were invited to apply online for consideration for subsequent stages of the exercise through paid advertisements in national media. A total of 609,886 applications were received, with 416,323 applicants shortlisted for the second stage of the exercise, physical and document screening. This stage took place in the 36 states of the Federation and Federal Capital Territory between October 8th and January 29th, 2024.

After the physical and credentials screening, 171,956 applicants met the requirements for the Computer Based Tests (CBT) conducted by the Joint Admission and Martriculation Board, JAMB. 15,447 General duty applicants who did well in the CBT were further invited for medical screening to determine their health status. 55,645 Specialists who were shortlisted from the Physical and credentials screening were subjected to practical tests and later medical screening.

The selection of specialists was done in conjunction with the Nigeria Police Force on the need assessment ensuring capability and balance of geographical representation. The Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Solomon Arase, retired Inspector General of Police, declared that the rigorous recruitment process was to enhance the capacity and effectiveness of the Nigeria Police Force and reinforce its commitment to community-rooted and service-oriented policing.

The PSC Chairman disclosed that the entire process reflects a deliberate effort to build a competent, reliable, and truly representative Police Force.

Candidates are invited to check the status of their application through the Police Service Commission dedicated Web page which can be accessed on computers and mobile devices on

Applicants are also to contact the PSC recruitment help desk on WhatsApp numbers 08094767777 and 09031318499 for complaints or inquiries.