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Police service commission nigeria. Some interesting facts

by Dan Hunter
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In the Nigerian Police Force,the Police Service Commission is responsible for appointing and promoting people to offices, except the office of the Inspector General of Police.

The commissioncreatesguidelines and policies relating to the appointment, discipline, promotion and dismissal of the Nigeria Police Force officers.

The Council also dismisses and exercises all kinds of disciplinary control over officers in the Nigeria Police Force, except the Inspector-General of Police.

Police service commission recruitment portal

You can always find information about the recruitment into the Police Service Commission at the agency’s recruitment portal.

Please visithttps://psc.gov.ng/police-recruitment.

Nigeria police recruitment 2020 shortlist

The shortlist of the successful applicants for the 2020’s Nigeria Police recruitment exercise is out.

Applicants are required to either check their email addresses or the shortlisted file online.

Shortlistes candidates is now available on a PDF file. For now, the first session of the screening is completed.

Would you like to check the shortlist of the 2020 recruitment exercise? Follow the steps below.

  • Visit the recruitment portal at https://www.policerecruitment.gov.ng.
  • Next, enter your email and password.
  • Input your name on the list. For a fast search, use CTR+F, then type in your name.

What are the required CBAT documentsthat shortlisted candidates of the Nigeria Police must have? They are listed below:

  • Photocopies and originals of O’Level results.
  • NIN (the National Identity Number).
  • Certificate of Origin or Local Government Identification Certificate.
  • Four valid passport photographs.
  • Age Declaration/Affidavit/Birth Certificate.
  • A guarantorform completely filled.
  • A pair of short and t-shirt.
  • The printed documentof submission confirmation page.

Police service commission latest promotion

police service commission latest promotion

On January 2021, there have been new promotion of police officers by the Police Service Commission.

The promotion if I’ve 20,300 senior officers was approved. Also, about 9 Commissionerof Police were promoted to the rank of the Assistant Inspector General. Nine otherswere promoted to the rank of Commissioner from Deputy Commissioner.

The promotion was from decisions made at the eleventh plenary meeting. The Police Service Commission held this meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2021, in Abuja. It was presided by the Chairman, Musiliu Smith (a Nigerian retiredInspector General of Police).

Also, the PSC approved the promotion of 3 Chief Superintendent toAssistant Commissioner of Police. About 1,577 Deputy Superintendents were likewise promoted to the rank of Superintendent. Up to 2,293 Assistant Superintendents were also promoted to Deputy Superintendent.

Police salary in nigeria 2020

The Nigeria Police is a key law enforcement agency in Nigeria. It also the leading security of the nation. Its current staff is over 370,000. Plans to increase this force’s figureto 650,000 is currently ongoing. This is to offer more security to the people and also create more employment opportunities.

What is the salary of police in Nigeria as of 2020? Salaries vary according to ranks and qualifications. But it’s from N43,000 to N700,000.

The Assistant Inspector General of Police here gets a monthly salary of N499,750.That’s an annual salary of almost 6 million Naira.

For the Deputy Inspector General of Police, the monthly salary is N545,000, and an annual salary of about 6.5 million Naira.

Police ranks in nigeria

police ranks in nigeria

The police ranks in Nigeria (See the Police Rank Equivalent to Military in Nigeria)  are listed below, in descending order.

  • Inspector General of Police.
  • Deputy InspectorGeneral of Police.
  • Assistant InspectorGeneral of Police.
  • Commissioner of Police.
  • Deputy Commissioner of Police.
  • Assistant Commissioner of Police.
  • Chief Superintendent of Police.
  • Superintendent of Police.
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police.
  • Assistant Superintendent of Police.
  • Inspector of Police.
  • Sergeant Major.
  • Sergeant.
  • Corporal.
  • Lance Corporal.
  • Constable.

Police service commission latest news today

Would you like to get the latest news about the Police Service Commission? You can always check PSC News for updates.

Police service commission chairman

The current Chairman of the Police Service Commission is Musiliu Smith. He is a former Inspector General of Policeandwas sworn-in by PresidentMuhammaduBuhari as the new chairman of the Commission.

On 25th of July2018, Mr Musiliu succeeded Mike Okiro, another former Inspector General of Police.

Police service commission promotion

There have been some recent promotions by the Police Service Commission of Nigeria.

In January 2021, the Commission approved the confirmation and promotion of over 7,000 unconfirmed Assistant Superintendents (ASP11) to Assistant Superintendent (ASP11).

Also, 110Inspectors were promoted to the rank of Senior Inspectors. Again, about 9,072 Inspectors were promoted to Assistant Superintendent (ASP11).

Other new promotions may be announced soon.


  • Dan Hunter

    Daniel is a Digital Marketer and a Copywriter. He is a member of the Association of Business Executives (UK). On most days, he enjoys writing, soccer, and spending time with Nature.

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