Nigeria Police Recruitment Shortlisted Candidates Out, Screening Dates

The Police Service Commission (PSC) said it has shortlisted 338,227 applicants out of the 911,438 that applied for recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force.

The Chairman of the Commission, Mr Mike Okiro, disclosed this at a news conference in Abuja. He also revealed that the screening of successful applicants would begin on June 6 in the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.

A breakdown of the shortlisted candidates:
– 44,661 were shortlisted for cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) out of 262,426 applicants that applied,
– 87,736 for cadet Inspector out of 211,832 that applied and
– 205,830 for Police Constables out of 437,144 that applied.

The initial shortlisting of applicants was done electronically and invitation letters have been sent to successful applicants through SMS and to their personal email addresses.

The Chairman of the Commission warned applicants against fake letters from criminal elements, stressing that the invitation states the date for each person’s screening and venue of the screening.

“Applicants will be grouped according to their local government areas and a date fixed for their screening.”

He said that this was to avoid overcrowding the venue and also for meticulous exercise. He warned that no applicant would be admitted into any venue or appear on any date other than those allocated to him or her.

Okiro added that after the screening, successful candidates would be invited to a zonal screening to be held in the 12 police zonal headquarters in the country. He said the national interview would be held in Abuja, where those who were successful at the zonal screening would be interviewed.

He noted that the Commission had been transparent since the filling and submission of forms started, saying

I want to re-emphasis that the Commission will be guided by the rules and will be fair, transparent and ensure that the process is merit-driven. As a commission, we have collectively and individually swore to make this project a huge success. “The Nigeria Police needs the best, especially now that the nation is engaged in several battles.


Go to the NPF recruitment portal at
or click on your state of origin to access the list and see your screening date.


  1. ABIA
  7. BENUE
  8. BORNO
  10. DELTA
  11. EBONYI
  12. EDO
  13. EKITI
  14. ENUGU
  15. FCT
  16. GOMBE
  17. IMO
  18. JIGAWA
  19. KADUNA
  20. KANO
  22. KEBBI
  23. KOGI
  24. KWARA
  25. LAGOS
  27. NIGER
  28. OGUN
  29. ONDO
  30. OSUN
  31. OYO
  33. RIVERS
  34. SOKOTO
  35. TARABA
  36. YOBE

Shortlisted candidates are to dress in plain white shirts/shorts and go to the Police Command Headquarters of their various States of Origin on their designated interview dates. They are also to go to the interview venue with a printed copy of the letter sent to their emails without failure, as this admits you into the screening venue.
Furthermore, you are to present both the original copies and photocopies of the following:

  1. Your Duly Completed Guarantor’s Form;
  2. State of Origin Certificate;
  3. Educational Certificates;
  4. Birth Certificate/Declaration of Age;
  5. One white coloured Office Flat File Jacket;
  6. Two Recent Passport Photographs with your name written behind in capital letters.

You are to strictly adhere to the contents of this letter as no excuse will be entertained.
Have you got your invitation?

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  1. Geraldine C. Ajaero says:

    How may I access the shortlisted names to ascertain if my name is there please?

  2. Fadipe Moses says:

    Some shortlisted applicants got SMS without an email message which stipulates details of screening dates and venue.
    What should such an applicant do to ascertain his/screening venue
    Urgent please so as not to miss the exercise.

  3. gbeyide richard says:

    Pls up till now I haven’t receive any email in other for me to know my date for the screening exercise and I was told without d print out of the invitation letter via email I won’t be able to do d screening. Pls help how should I go about it.Pls treat as urgent sir

  4. Onyekwe cynthia says:

    When will the be writing for those that applied under medical?

  5. For someone who did not received message or e-mail does it means that the person is not qualify for the screening and exam? Please I need a reply.

  6. Everest musa says:

    Sir i did not see my name please if my name was their help me send message

  7. My name was shortlisted, but I haven’t receive any message nor email…. What can I do nfp..? 08168436345 or

  8. Austine says:

    am owan west L.G.A in Edo state. my name was shortlisted but I didn’t received any message on phone or email….pls help number is 09033714813, 08130889008


    Please i have been shortlisted, but i have not received any invitation for screening.

  10. zubairu ibrahim says:

    a m not see my text but a m see my name in shortlist to interview why you no send my invitation

  11. zubairu ibrahim says:

    a m not see my text but a m see my name in shortlist to interview why you no send my invitation but see my number in shortlist / ADS/G03905A/Zubairu Ibrahim yola south

  12. Oduwole oluwakemi adenike says:

    Pls sir help me, I was invited for police screening at ondo state but i didn’t go because i was sick, i am a graduate of tai solarin university of education , where i studied Health Education and came out with second class honours (upper division). I am 28years old. Help me sir, i which to join the Nigeria police force. My email is

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