Admission Requirement Into Nigeria Police Academy, NPA Kano

Below are basic qualification required for enlistment into the Nigerian Police Academy, NPA for the two cadres

REQUIREMENTS
1. A University Degree (second class lower) or HND ( Upper Credit) from a recognized University or Polytechnic for cadet ASPs and a school leaving certificate (WAEC or NECO ) with at least five credits including English language and mathematics for the cadet Inspectors.
2. The applicant must not be above 28yrs of age for cadet ASPs and24yrs for cadet Inspectors.
3. Applicant must be physically fit.
4. Must not be less than 1.56 meters (5ft 4 inches) for female.
a. Expanded chest measurement of 40 cm (36 inches) for men.
b.The applicant must not be an ex- convict.
c. Must be a Nigerian
d. He or She must be medically fit.

HOW IT WORKS
Both cadet ASPs and cadet Inspectors programmes run for 72 weeks i.e. (18 months) and it is segmented into three stages; namely: Basic stage last for six (6) months. Intermediate stage for six (6) months and advanced stage for six (6) months.

COURSES: – Throughout the 18 months duration; the cadets are taken through the following courses.

A. BASIC STAGE SIX (6) MONTHS :
1. Documentation/screening, attestation and oath taking
2. Drill courses
3. Police Duties
4. Laws, criminal law of evidence and criminal procedure
5. Four (4) weeks first – Aid lay lectures
6. One month attachment

B. INTERMEDIATE STAGE SIX (6) MONTHS
1. Drill courses
2. Police Duties
3. Laws, criminal law of evidence and criminal procedure
4. Four (4) weeks first – Aid lay lecture courses
5. Four (4) weeks detective courses.
6. Four (4) weeks citizenship and leadership training course.

C. ADVANCE STAGE SIX (6) MONTHS
1. Drill courses
2. Police Duties
3. Laws, criminal law of evidence and criminal procedure
4. Four (4) weeks Police mobile force training
5. One (1) week Police educational visit
6. Four (4) weeks interview
7. Four (4) weeks passing out parade practice (POP)

After the training, the cadets are passed out as ASPs and Inspectors respectively and are posted to state commands to undergo another one year attachment to acquire practical experience before they are finally allowed to stand on their own.

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