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In a bid to bolster its ranks and enhance its capabilities, the Nigeria Police Force has officially initiated the recruitment process for prospective Police Constables in both the General Duty and Specialist Cadres.

This announcement was made through a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi. The statement was released via the Delta State Police Command’s official Twitter handle on Tuesday.

The recruitment drive, which is a pivotal phase in reinforcing the force’s overall effectiveness, commenced on October 15, the police said in its statement by its recruitment board.

Kayode Egbetokun, the inspector general of Police, issued a stern warning to potential applicants, cautioning them to be vigilant and wary of fraudsters who might seek to exploit the recruitment process to deceive unsuspecting candidates.

The statement reads: “The online application portal will be opened for the period of six weeks from 15th October to 26th November 2023, where prospective applicants are required to complete the online application forms and submit same within the specified period via http://apply.policerecruitment.gov.ng.

“Applicants shall be of Nigerian origin by birth and must possess the National Identification Number (NIN)with a minimum of 5 credits in not more than 2 sittings in WAEC/NECO or its equivalent with credit passes in English and Mathematics, and aged between 18-25 years for General Duty and 18-28 years for Specialists; medically, physically, and psychologically fit and must not be less than 1.67m tall for male and 1.64m tall for female, with not less than 86cm (34 inches) expanded chest measurement (for male only).

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“Applicants must be free from any financial embarrassment and not convicted of any criminal offence. The available Specialised Fields include Medical Assistant (Junior Community Health Extension Workers (JCHEW), Veterinary Assistant (Relevant Certificate in Animal Health/Livestock), Band Section, Communications/Info-Tech Specialist, Driver/Mechanic, Marine, Plumbers.

“The Inspector-General of Police hereby issues a strong charge to all applicants, urging them to exercise vigilance and caution throughout the application process.

“He warned against the activities of fraudsters and individuals who may attempt to exploit the recruitment process for personal gain.

“The IGP assures that the Police Recruitment Board comprises dedicated and disciplined individuals who will ensure a transparent and meri-based recruitment process devoid of corrupt and other sharp practices.

“He emphasized that the application and selection process is FREE, and will be carried out through official channels and that unscrupulous activities should be promptly reported to the authorities for necessary action”.

This recruitment initiative signifies the Nigeria Police Force’s ongoing commitment to strengthening its workforce and addressing various security challenges across the country. As the application portal is now open, it offers an opportunity for qualified individuals to join the force and contribute to the maintenance of law and order in Nigeria.