Applicants for police job must not wear tattoos, deformities- Spokesman


The Nigeria Police Force has announced the requirements that prospective applicants into the force must meet.

A statement by the force spokesman, Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Jimoh Moshood said such applications must not wear tattoos on any parts of their bodies and must not have any physical deformities among other requirements.

“Applicants must not have any one of the following abnormalities or deformities: Speech Impediment, Knock Knees, Bow Legs, Bent Knees, Flat Feet, Deformed Hands which cannot perform the full functions of the hand, Tattoos, Bodily Scar, Defective Eyesight or Squint Eyes, Amputation of any part of the body, Gross Malformation of teeth, Protruding Navel,” Moshood said.


This is coming as the Police Service Commission (PSC) says it has begun the process of recruitment of 10,000 constables into the Nigeria Police Force.

A statement by the commission’s Head, Press and Public Relations, Mr Ikechukwu Ani, on Friday in Abuja, said the exercise was free of charge.

Ani warned interested candidates against paying any money to apply and not to return the completed forms to anybody who might in the process demand for processing fees.

He added that applications from interested candidates would be received online through the commission’s portal,

The spokesman said application would close on Jan.11 2019, adding that applicants who must have passion for a career in the force must be Nigerian citizens.

The head of press and public relations said applicants should be not less than 18 or more than 25 years.

“Candidates must have an 0’ level certificate or its equivalent with at least five credit level passes including Mathematics and English Language obtained in not more than two sittings.

“Candidates must also be of good character and must not have been convicted of any criminal offence,” he stated.

Ani said that the commission would deal ruthlessly with anybody no matter how highly placed who tried to circumvent this process or engaged in fraudulent activities.

“Specifically staff of the commission or police officers caught demanding or collecting money to assist candidates in this exercise will not go unpunished,” he warned.



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