The Nigerian Police Force has commenced the online registration for the 10th regular course cadet degree programme at the Police Academy. This program is open to both male and female candidates of Nigerian descent who are interested in joining.
The application period will last for six weeks, starting from 24th July and ending on 3rd September 2023.
According to the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, interested and qualified candidates can register on the official website polac.edu.ng.
The acting Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, assures that the selection process will be conducted with utmost transparency and accountability.
He also warns applicants to stay cautious of fraudulent individuals and online scammers who might attempt to exploit the application process and deceive unsuspecting candidates. Those found engaging in such misconduct will face legal consequences.
The statement issued by the Nigeria Police Force reads,
“We invite interested and qualified candidates of Nigerian origin to register online for the 10th Regular Course Cadet Degree Programme. The registration will be open for six weeks from 24th July to 3rd September 2023, giving male and female Nigerians with good character the opportunity to serve their country.”
Applicants must meet certain criteria for admission into the Academy:
- They must be Nigerian by birth and possess a National Identity Number (NIN), as well as a JAMB result (2023 only) with a score of not less than 180 marks. Additionally, they must have selected Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil, as their first choice in the JAMB form.
- They should have a minimum of 6 credits in not more than 2 sittings in WAEC/NECO or an equivalent qualification, with credit passes in English and Mathematics.
- The age of the applicants should be between 17 and 21 years by 31st October 2023.
- They must be medically, physically, and psychologically fit, and meet certain height requirements: not less than 1.67m tall for males and 1.64m tall for females.
- Male applicants should have a chest measurement of not less than 86cm (34 inches).
- They must not be married or pregnant at the time of admission.
- Possession of a valid email address and phone number is mandatory.
- Statements of Results or certificates from SSCE (WAEC/NECO) before 2019 will not be accepted.
The application process is virtual, and interested candidates who meet the above criteria should visit the Academy’s website polac.edu.ng to generate a Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR) code.
This code will be used to make a non-refundable payment of Three Thousand, Five Hundred Naira (N3,500) through any commercial bank branch in Nigeria.
After successful payment, candidates will be able to fill out the online form and upload scanned copies of their SSCE results, birth certificate, and state of origin certificate.
Once the online forms and guarantor forms are completed, candidates are required to print them out and submit them at the Nigeria Police Academy during the physical screening.
The Academy will communicate the date for the automated physical screening exercise in due course. Successful candidates will then participate in a Computer Based Test (CBT), followed by an Automated Medical Screening Exercise and an Automated Interview/Selection Exercise for the final selection of candidates.
Those selected will undergo a 5-year academic and police training program, leading to a Bachelor’s Degree and commissioning into the Nigeria Police Force as Assistant Superintendent of Police II.
Interested applicants are encouraged to adhere to the guidelines provided and take advantage of this opportunity to serve their country with dedication and integrity.
This prestigious opportunity to join the Nigeria Police Force through the 10th Regular Course Cadet Degree Programme offers aspiring candidates the chance to not only serve their country but also receive comprehensive training to become Assistant Superintendent of Police II.
Successful applicants will undergo a rigorous 5-year academic and police training, culminating in the attainment of a Bachelor’s Degree.
The Nigerian Police Force emphasizes the importance of meeting the specified criteria for admission, ensuring that only the most qualified and dedicated candidates are selected.
Aspiring applicants must possess Nigerian citizenship by birth and have a valid National Identity Number (NIN). Additionally, they must have obtained a JAMB result with a score of not less than 180 marks in the 2023 examination. Selecting Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil, as their first choice in the JAMB form is mandatory.
Education qualifications are crucial for consideration. As such, candidates must have a minimum of 6 credits in no more than two sittings in either WAEC/NECO or an equivalent qualification, with credit passes in both English and Mathematics. The age limit for applicants is set between 17 and 21 years by 31st October 2023.
Physical fitness is a vital aspect of police service, and applicants should meet certain height and chest measurement requirements.
Male candidates are expected to be not less than 1.67m tall, while female candidates should have a minimum height of 1.64m. Male applicants should also have a chest measurement of not less than 86cm (34 inches).
The Nigeria Police Force emphasizes the need for candidates to be in good health both physically and mentally. Hence, medical and psychological fitness are mandatory for admission into the Police Academy. Additionally, candidates should not be married or pregnant at the time of admission.
To begin the application process, candidates are required to have a valid email address and phone number. The application is conducted online, and interested individuals can visit the official website of the Police Academy at polac.edu.ng.
There, they can generate a Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR) code, which will be used to make the required payment of Three Thousand, Five Hundred Naira (N3,500) at any commercial bank branch in Nigeria.
Applicants must ensure that they provide accurate information and upload scanned copies of their SSCE results, birth certificate, and state of origin certificate during the online registration. Once the online form and guarantor forms are completed, candidates are to print them out and submit them physically during the screening at the Nigeria Police Academy.
The Nigeria Police Force, under the leadership of the acting Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, is committed to conducting a fair and transparent selection process.
Applicants are encouraged to be vigilant and cautious of fraudsters who may attempt to deceive them during the application process. Any candidate found engaging in fraudulent activities will face legal consequences.
The automated physical screening exercise will be conducted at the Nigeria Police Academy on a date that will be communicated to successful applicants in due course. Following this, candidates will undergo a Computer Based Test (CBT), Automated Medical Screening Exercise, and an Automated Interview/Selection Exercise.
Aspiring officers have a unique opportunity to join the ranks of the Nigeria Police Force, where they will receive top-notch training, academic excellence, and the chance to contribute positively to the nation’s security and well-being.
The 10th Regular Course Cadet Degree Programme promises to shape dedicated individuals into capable Assistant Superintendents of Police II, ready to serve and protect the people with integrity and professionalism.