Nigeria Police Academy

The origin of the Nigeria Police Academy dates back to the early 80s when the Government of Nigeria in 1981 requested the British Government to make available to Nigeria, some united Kingdom Police officers to assess the training needs of the Nigeria Police.


• Wudil, Kano State, Nigeria.

• 09166611162

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In response to this request, a team of three British Police officers led by M.A. H Pacy (Assistant Chief Constable, Hamberside Police) was sent to Nigeria by the British Government. The team submitted its report known as the pacy report in 1982. This report was formally published as the white paper of the Federal Republic, of Nigeria, on the future training needs of the Nigeria Police Force. A follow up of recommendations of the pacy report led to the search for the best training orientation for the Nigeria Police.

The Academy officially took off simultaneously in 1988 at two temporary campuses; the Police Training School Challawa, Kano where cadet Inspectors were trained; and the Police College Kaduna, where cadet ASPs were trained. The two campuses were merged and relocated to its permanent site in Wudil, Kano, after it was formerly Commissioned on the 2nd April, 1996, by then Head of State and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, General Sani Abacha, GCON, dss, mni., with the expectation that the Academy will be affiliated to a University for degree awarding courses.

In the year 2012, the Federal Government of Nigeria upgraded the Nigeria Police Academy Wudil- Kano State, to a degree – awarding institution and the National Universities Commission (NUC), accordingly recognized the Academy as the thirty seventh (37th) Federal University and the one hundred and twenty fourth ( 124th) University in Nigeria. Academic activities commenced in September, 2012. The pioneer faculties are :

1. Faculty of Science

2. Faculty of Law

3. Faculty of Social and Management Science

4. Faculty of Humanities.

When you graduate, you will receive a bachelor’s degree and commissioning as an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) of the Nigeria Police.

Nigeria Police training

The Police have training facilities in the country for their recruits. They are listed below.

1. Nigeria Police College

There are five Police colleges for training recruits into the Nigeria police in different areas of the country. They are the Oji river, Ikeja, Kaduna, and Maiduguri police colleges.

Other organizations like Nigeria Immigration, also use these training institutions to train their recruits.

The ranks of officers trained in these facilities include cadet assistant superintendents and cadet sub-inspectors.

2. More institutions

Other specialized institutions include Police Mobile Force Training School in Abuja, Counterterrorism (CTU) training school in Rivers State, Mounted Training Centre, Police Detective College at Enugu, and the Police Dogs Service Training Centre.

How to Join the Police through the Nigeria Police Academy

Now that you know of the Nigeria police salary by ranks, if you are eager to join, let us explain how you can do that easily using the Nigeria Police Academy program.

The best rank through which to join the Nigeria Police is the commissioned officer level.

That means either attending the Police college and graduating as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police, only, or joining the Nigeria Police Academy  (NPA) and being commissioned into the assistant superintendent of a police rank with a bachelor’s degree.

I believe you would like to get a degree and receive a commission at the same time. So, let us show you how to “kill two birds with a stone” as they say.

The requirements for joining the NPA

Below are some of the requirements for attending the Nigeria Police Academy.

  • You must be between 17 to 22 years of age.
  • You should be 1.67 meters tall for males and females 1.62 meters tall, without any physical deformity.
  • You must have a minimum of six credits in WAEC,  NECO  or NABTEB exams at no more than two sittings, with a credit in Mathematics and English language.
  • Presenting any results, you obtained before 2015 is not acceptable
  • Also, you must obtain the required scores for the written and oral interview session
  • Finally, you must pass physical fitness and psychological tests.

How to apply for admission into Nigeria Police Academy (NPA)

Follow the steps below to apply online and be eligible to sit for the qualifying examination into the Nigeria Police Academy.

  1. Visit the Nigeria Police Academy Portal at
  2. Fill the online form on the page to generate a Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR) code.
  3. The online application form costs N3,500.00
  4. Either pay with a Card on the Remita website or print the RRR code invoice, to pay for the online application form in any branch of a Nigerian Commercial bank.
  5. After paying the fee, log on to and create an application account
  6. Next, click on the link labeled “Apply Online” and create your online application account.
  7. Anytime you want to log into your account, visit and use the RRR code you used to create the online account as your Username.
  8. Also, you must enroll for JAMB and select NPA Wudil as the first choice University.
  9. Do the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), and get the cutoff mark that JAMB usually fixes each year.