The Nigeria Police Force has announced the commencement of its 2022 recruitment exercise for new officers.
Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement on Thursday, said the security agency is recruiting qualified persons as constables from July to mid-August.
“Interested and qualified candidates are to register on http://polac.edu.ng, as IGP Warns Impostors, Fraudsters,” the statement stated.
TheNewsGuru.com reports that the requirements for admission into the Academy include that the applicants must:
i. be Nigerian citizen by birth and possess National Identity Number (NIN), score not less than 180 marks in the 2022 JAMB, and must have selected the Nigeria Police Academy as the institution of *first choice*.
ii. possess a minimum of 6 credits in not more than 2 sittings in WAEC/NECO with credit pass in Mathematics and English.
iii. be aged between *17 – 22 years by 31st October, 2022.
iv. be medically, physically, and psychologically fit, and not less than 1.67m tall for males and 1.64m for females.
v. have not less than 86cm (34 inches) expanded chest measurement (male only)
vi. not be married or pregnant at the time of admission (female only)
vii. have a valid email address and phone number.
viii. SSCE (WAEC/NECO) Statements of Results or certificates before 2017 will not be accepted.
According to the statement, the method of application would be virtual.
The statement reads, in part: “All interested applicants who meet the criteria above are advised to visit the Academy’s website: *https://polac.edu.ng*, generate the Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR) code which would be used to make payment of a non-refundable fee of five thousand Naira only (N5,000) through any commercial bank branch in Nigeria.
“Successful payment will open up a form which applicants are required to fill, and upload scanned copies of their results, birth certificate, and state of origin certificate.
“Thereafter, applicants are required to print out completed online forms and guarantor forms to be filled and submitted at designated centres nationwide.
“Automated physical screening exercise will hold at the seventeen (17) zonal commands headquarters from 19th to 25th September 2022.
“Successful candidates will participate in a Computer Based Test (CBT) and a subsequent Automated Medical Screening Exercise prior to the Final Selection of candidates who will undergo a 5-year academic and police training leading to a Bachelor’s Degree and commissioning into Nigeria Police Force as Assistant Superintendent of Police II.
“The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc(+), NPM, fdc, assures that the process will be conducted in the best tradition of transparency and accountability.
“He advises the applicants to be wary of online imposters, scammers, and other criminal elements who might want to take advantage of the application process to dupe innocent applicants.
“The IGP however warns that anyone found wanting in this regard will be arrested and prosecuted.”