Nigerian Police Force Salary and Rank 2021/2022

In this article we shall be discussing the Nigerian Police Force Salary and Rank. The Nigerian police is saddled with the responsibility to enforce law and order in the society. They help to prevent breaking  of law, civil unrest, armed robbery, kidnapping, etc.
The Nigerian police force also secure the lives of high-profile citizens, federal government officials, state government officials and also those of the general public.

Number of Police Personnel in Nigeria, Salary and Rank

The number of the Nigerian police force is approximately ,372 000 while the federal government is embarking on a plan to increase the number of serving police personnel to about 650,000 to ensure the security of lives and properties in the country.
Although the number police personnel serving in the Nigerian police force looks large but comparing  with  population in the country , Nigeria is under policed. However Its  on record that there is about 2000 police stations across the 36 states of the Federation.

Arms of the Nigeria Police Force and Salary

The Nigerian police force is structure in a way that  every segment  act accordingly based on their jurisdiction.
We have  the following departments, Counter Terrorism Unit, Police Mobile Force etc, Each of these arms is headed and control by a command.

Nigerian Police Force Salary and Ranks 2021/2022

1. Police Recruit

Salary per month – N9,019.42
Annual Salary – N108,233

2a. Police Constable Grade Level 03

Salary per month – N43, 293.80
Annual Salary – N519,525.6

2b. Police Constable Grade Level 10

Salary per month – N51,113.59
Annual Salary- N613,363.08

3a. Police Corporal On Grade 04 (1)

Salary per month – N44,715.53
Annual Salary – N536,586.36

3b. Police Corporal On Grade Level 04 (10)

Salary per month- N51,113.59
Annual Salary – N613,365.08

4a. Police Sergeant On Grade 05 (step1)

Salary per month – N48,540.88
Annual Salary – N582,490.56

4b. Police Sergeant On Grade 05 (step 10)

Salary per month – N55,973.84
Annual Salary – N671,686.08

5a. A Sergeant Major On Grade 06 (step 1)

Salary per month – N55,144.81
Annual Salary – N661,737.72

5b. Sergent Major On Grade 06 (step 10)

Salary per month – N62,204.88
Annual Salary – N746,458.56

6a. Cadet Inspector On Grade Level 07 (step1)

Salary per month – N73,231.51
Annual Salary – N878,778.12

6b. Cadet Inspector On Grade 07 (step10)

Salary per month – N87,135.70
Annual Salary – N1,045,628.4

7a. Assistant Superintendent Of Police On Grade 08 (step1)

Salary per month – N127,604.68
Annual Salary – N1,531,256.16

7b. Assistant Superintendent Of Police On Grade 08 (step10)

Salary per month – N144,152.07
Annual Salary – N1,729,824.84

7c. Assistant Superintendent Of Police On Grade 09 (step1)

Salary per month- N136, 616.06
Annual Salary- N1,639,392.72

7d. Assistant Superintendent Of Police On Grade 09 (step10)

Salary per month -N156,318.39
Annual Salary – N1,875,820.68

9a. Deputy Superintendent Of Police On Grade 10 (step1)

Salary per month -N148,733.29
Annual Salary -N1,784,799.48

9b.Deputy Superintendent Of Police on Grade 10 (step10)

Salary per month -N170,399.69
Annual Salary -N2,044,796.28

10a. Superintendent Of Police On Grade 11 (step1)

Salary per month – N161,478.29
Annual Salary -N1,937,739.48

10b. Superintendent Of Police On Grade 11 (step 10)

Salary per month – N187,616.69
Annual Salary-N2,251400.28

11a. Chief Of Superintendent Of Police on Grade 12 (step1)

Salary per month – N172,089.06
Annual Salary -N2,065,068.72

11b.Chief Of Superintendent Of Police On Grade 12 (step8)

Salary per month-N199,723.96
Annual Salary -N2,396,687.52

12a. Assistant Commissioner Of Police Grade 13 (step1)

Salary per month – N183,185.73
Annual Salary -N2,198,228.76

12b. Assistant Commissioner Of Police Grade 13 (step10)

Salary per month – N212,938.16
Annual Salary – N2,555,257.92

13a. Deputy Commissioner Of Police On Grade 14 (step1)

Salary per month – N242,715.65
Annual Salary – N2,912,587.8

13b. Deputy Commissioner Of Police On Grade 14 (step7)

Salary per month – N278,852.79
Annual Salary -N3,346,233.48

14a. Commissioner Of Police on Grade 15 (step1)

Salary per month – N266,777.79
Annual Salary -N3,201,333.48

14b. Commissioner Of Police on Grade 15 (step6)

Salary per month- N302,970.47
Annual Salary-N3,635,645.64

15. An Assistant Inspector General Of Police

Salary per month – N499,751.87
Annual Salary – N5,997,022.44

16. Deputy Inspector General Of Police

Salary per month – N546,572.73
Annual Salary – N6,558,872.76

16. Inspector General of Police, (IGP)

The inspector general OF POLICE is usually appointed by the commander in chief of the armed forces
His tenure normally come to an end after a period of 4 years, that is if he or she is not sacked by the president.

 Requirements for Joining the Nigerian Police Force

Every year, the Police Service Commission calls for application into the Nigerian police force. Eligible candidates are expected to apply via the official website of the police force And it should be after a call for applications by the Nigerian police through public media. The minimum educational qualification is an O’ level, from there leading up to HND and B. Sc. Posts that are available and their corresponding qualification requirement when you apply via this method include: –

Rank Qualification Needed
Police Constable O’ level certificate with at least five credit including maths and English.
Cadet Inspector of Police
A level, OND, NCE, and O’ level certificate with five credits including maths and English.
Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police
HND or Bachelor degree, NYSC certificate.

Once you have fulfilled all the necessary requirements and filled the form online, after submitting you will be led to a confirmation page. The details of your application will be sent to your email.

Joining the Nigerian Police Force through The Police Academy

This is a more elaborate undertaking. You must go through a 5 years course in the academy located in Wudil Kano state and graduate before being enlisted as a member of the police force. To apply, you have to sit for JAMB UTME exam, then visit the Police Academy website to generate a Remita Retrieval Reference which will be used to pay the sum of N3,000 to any commercial bank in Nigeria. After that you will then submit your application online whereby you will be prompted to print an acknowledgement form and exam card if submission was successful.
The next step includes taking a selection examination in particular venues. You choose the one nearest to you which could be found in the police academy website. The eligible candidates are to bring along with them their exam cards, acknowledgement form, JAMB result slip and two passports. Candidates that passed the exam will be invited for an interview. Afterwards, the successful candidates’ names will be published in national newspapers and on the website.

Admission requirements as stated by the Police Academy in their website:

  • Candidates seeking admission into the Academy must be Nigerian citizens and must be between 17 and 22 years of age, and must have a height of not less than 1.67 Meters (5 Feet 6 Inches) if male, and 1.62 Meters (5 Feet 4 Inches) if female. In addition, male candidates must have an expanded chest size of not less than 86 cm (34 Inches). All candidates must be free from any physical deformity or mental disability.
  • Candidates must have obtained a minimum of SIX (6) credits at the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), the National Examinations Council (NECO) or the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) at not more than 2 sittings and including a credit pass in English Language and Mathematics as well as subjects relevant to the candidate’s chosen course of study in the Academy.
  • Candidates must also obtain satisfactory scores in both the written examination and the interview and must pass physical and psychological tests of fitness.

They have four faculties which you can choose from, faculty of science, faculty of Law, faculty Social and Management Science, and finally faculty of Humanities. Graduates from the school graduate with a Bachelor’s degree and obtain the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP).

General Requirements to Join the Nigerian Police Force

  • Applicant must not be less than 1.67m tall for men and 1.63m for women.
  • Must have an expanded chest measurement of 86.34cm for men.
  • The applicant must not be an ex-convict.
  • Must be a Nigerian citizen.
  • He/she must be medically, mentally and physically fit.
  • Must have an ID, either the national ID, voter’s card or other valid forms of identification.
  • Must provide two verifiable references from either a traditional ruler or local government chairman or from other eligible persons as recommended by the police.


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