Police recruitment: ‎110,469 applicants shortlisted to face‎ aptitude test August 22

A total of 110,469 applicants, out of the 338, 250 applicants invited for screening for police recruitment, have been invited for the next stage.

Aptitude tests for the successful candidates have been scheduled to commence on August 22 across the 36 states and Abuja.

‎911,438 applications comprising 262, 462 for Cadet ASPs, and 211,832 for Cadet Inspectors and 437,144 for Police Constables while ‎338,250 were short-listed for the screening.

‎Chairman of Police Service Commission (PSC), Mr Mike Okiro, who disclosed this in Abuja, on Friday, said that out of the 110, 469 applicants, 22, 454 were shortlisted for Cadet ASPs, 24,456 for Cadet Inspectors and 63,559 for Police Constables.

According to him, aptitude test for cadet ASPs for both general duty and specialists will commence on August 22 while that of Cadet Inspectors for both general duty and specialists will hold on August 23.

Okiro said that the test for police constables for both cadres would take place on August 24.

The PSC boss said that document and physical screening of specialists is scheduled for August 29 after they would have taken the aptitude tests.

The chairman said that‎ some of the overaged applicants were screened out, including those with alteration and falsification of documents.

He said that over 115 applicants who were arrested during the screening for forgery and impersonation were handed over to the police for investigation and prosecution and‎ restated the commission’s desire to sustain the integrity of the exercise.

Okiro warned that any candidate caught undermining the integrity of the exercise would be prosecuted in line with extant laws.

He ‎said, “some of the applicants took us for granted, as over 15 applicants were arrested for breaches ranging from forged documents, impersonation among others. They were handed over to the Police for investigation and prosecuted

‎“We would apply the federal character principle as constitutionally provided, but merit would also be given a percentage for those who do exceptionally well in the exams.”