Government & Politics

Police Recruits Begin Training Today

Newly recruited police constables are expected at their different training colleges nationwide latest June 13, 2018 for the commencement of training.

The Police Service Commission (PSC) had on June 7th, 2018 uploaded the list of 6,491 successful candidates on its recruitment portal, with specific instructions on how, when and where to report for training.

According to Ikechukwu Ani, Head, Press and Public Relations of the commission, the training colleges were opened to admit the new recruits from June 8 2018 and will last till June 13th, 2018.

He said successful candidates were required to visit the Police State Command Headquarters in their states of origin to check their names and colleges for training.

It would be recalled 6,491 candidates were recruited, 491 higher than the presidential approval of 6,000. Recent recruitment exercise where 10,000 were to be enlisted, only about 9,000 passed out at the end of the exercise due to one reason or another, including certificate forgery.

Ani said the police have complained of lack of manpower especially at the constable level and wanted to maximize the benefit of the presidential approval by ensuring that 6,000 constables were admitted at the end of the training programme.

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