Nigerian Police Recruitment Update: Date for Medical Screening Announced

Calling all aspiring police officers! The Police Service Commission (PSC) has an important announcement about the ongoing recruitment process.


Medical examinations are finally happening! Originally scheduled for an earlier date, the medical screening/examination for applicants who want to become police constables has been moved to Tuesday, April 16th, 2024. This change was made to ensure everyone has a chance to participate without any religious obligations getting in the way, especially during Ramadan and Lent. The screening process will take two weeks, and once completed, it marks the official end of the recruitment exercise.

Who needs to attend the screening?

  • Constable Applicants Who Made the Cut: If you passed the initial stages of recruitment, congratulations! You’ll be required to attend the medical screening.
  • Specialist Applicants with Incomplete Applications: Did you participate in the physical screening and submit your credentials, but miss the JAMB computer test? Don’t worry! You’ll still have a chance. You’ll be screened during this period, which will include both practical tests and a medical exam.

Where will the screening take place?

The good news is there are several locations for your convenience!

  • Most Locations: Screening will be held at the 17 Zonal Command Headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force spread across the country.
  • Special Cases: If you’re from Kaduna, Yobe, or Zamfara states, due to security concerns, your screening will be held in your home state instead.
  • Police College Venues: In some cases, Police Colleges located within the states that have Zonal Command Headquarters might also be used for screening.

Important Information for Candidates:

  • The PSC Will Contact You: If you’re shortlisted, don’t worry about where or when to show up. The Police Recruitment Board will be contacting you directly with all the details, including the specific screening location and what time you need to arrive.
  • Passing the Medical Screening is Key: If you successfully complete the medical screening, you’ll be one step closer to your dream! This will allow you to progress to the next stage – mandatory training at Police colleges.

The PSC is Building a Stronger Police Force:


The Police Service Commission is dedicated to creating a powerful and reliable police force for Nigeria. Here’s what they’re focusing on:

  • High Standards: Chairman Dr. Solomon Arase is committed to a strict selection process. This ensures that all new recruits meet the top standards expected of Nigerian police officers, following both international and local guidelines.
  • Finding the Best People: The goal is to recruit talented and dedicated young Nigerians who have the potential to become the foundation of a whole new security system in the country.
  • Transparency Throughout: The PSC promises a thorough and fair recruitment process, ensuring everyone has a chance and the chosen candidates deserve their spots.
  • Addressing Security Challenges: Dr. Arase believes that a successful recruitment drive will bring in the manpower needed to take back control of areas currently facing security issues.

Working with JAMB for a Smooth Process:

The PSC acknowledges the valuable contribution of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for their help in conducting the computer-based test during the earlier stages of recruitment. JAMB’s reputation for excellence in running computer-based exams in Nigeria is well-recognized.

Important FAQs:

What should I bring to the screening?
An official list might be released later, but generally, you should bring a copy of your application form, a valid ID card, and any other relevant documents you submitted during the application process.
Can I reschedule my screening date?
Unfortunately, unless there are exceptional circumstances, rescheduling is unlikely. Try your best to attend on the assigned date.
What happens if I fail the medical screening?
If you don’t pass the medical screening, you won’t be able to move on to police training. However, the PSC might consider you for future recruitment efforts if you meet the health requirements at that time.

We recommend checking the PSC website regularly for the latest information and updates. Remember, passing the medical screening is an essential step to becoming a Nigerian police officer.

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