Police Recruitment: Successful candidates to take Lie Detector Test

IGP Ibrahim Idris
of Police, Ibrahim Idris

All successful candidates in the ongoing recruitment of 10,000 personnel into the Police will be subjected to compulsory polygraph test (lie detector Test).

The Police authority announced this on Tuesday, saying the test will be in addition to the general background check, biometrics, medical, physical examination, aptitude, oral and psychological tests.

Force PRO, DCP Don Awunah, also said the Police will conduct a thorough verification of all documents submitted by prospective candidates.

He said the of Police, Ibrahim K. Idris gave the directive while reviewing the recruitment exercise so far and expressed satisfaction with the progress made in recruiting 10,000 personnel into the Police Force.

The IGP said that no candidate will be admitted for training at the Police academy and colleges without undergoing these prescribed tests.

The Polygraph test is aimed at ensuring that candidates are not of questionable character and their behaviours conform with standard rules of behaviour expected of an officer to be recruited into the Force.

The Police Academy and other training Colleges across the country will be equipped to carry out the necessary tests.

Awunah assured that the Police Force is determined to ensure that the current recruitment exercise conform to acceptable standards necessary for an ideal Police officer the Nigerian people deserve.

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