Nigeria Police Force Recruitment Test Past Questions and Answers
Start preparing for Nigeria Police force Recruitment Aptitude test with this past Question and Answer:
1) When was Nigeria Police Force(NPF) established?
2) What are the objective of Nigeria Police Force?
ANSWER: The Nigeria police force objective is to enhance the quality of life in our country by working in partnership with the community and in accordance with constitutional rights to enforce the laws, preserve the peace, reduce fear and provide for a safe environment .
3). What is the Nigeria police force motto?
ANSWER: the police are your friends
4) What is the name of former Nigeria Police Force IGP?
ANSWER: IGP Solomon Arase
5) Who is the present Chief of Defence Staff?
ANSWER: Major Gen. Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin
6). What is the full meaning of NPF?
ASWER: Nigeria Police Force
7). What is the full Meaning of IGP?
ANSWER: Inspector General of Police
8) Who is the current Senate president of Nigeria?
ANSWER: Sen. Bukola Saraki
9). What year was Nigeria Police reorganized into 7 area command?
10). When did Nigeria got her independence?
ASWER: 1 october 1960
11). Name the government agencies that supervise the affairs of Nigeria police force?
i). The Police service Commision(PSC)
ii). Ministry of police affairs
iii). The Nigeria police council(NPC)
12). When did Nigeria become a Republic?
ANSWER: 1 october 1963
13). What is the staff strength of Nigeria police force?
ANSWER: 371,800 officers
14). Name the 7 area Commands of Nigeria police force?
ANSWER: (Adamawa, Gombe, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Lagos, Ogun.)
15). what year did Nigeria civil way started and ended?
ANSWER: Started 1967 and ended 15th jan. 1970
16). who is the first Executive president of Nigeria?
ANSWER: Alh. Shehu Shagari
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17) Which year was Nigeria flag designed and who designed it ?
ASWER: Nigeria flag was designed by Mr. Taiwo Akinkumi in 1959
18) Who is the current Speaker of Nigeria House of Representative?
ANSWER: Yakubu Dogara
19) what is the Current population of Nigeria?
ANSWER: 183 million
20) When was Nigeria police Uniform totally changed to black?
ANSWER: 12th Aug. 1986
The Authority Structure of The Nigerian Police Force (Ranks In Nigeria Police Force)
The Inspector-General of Police
In accordance with section 215(2) of the 1999 Constitution, section 6 of the Police Act, 1990, “the Force shall be commanded by the Inspector-General of Police”.
This simply means that orders, directives and instructions to carry out the duties with which the Police is carried, flows from the Inspector-General of Police, through the chain of Command, to any Officer positioned to implement such order.
The office of the Inspector General of Police is the highest rank in the Nigeria Police force.
The Deputy Inspector-General of Police
According to section 7(1) of the Police Act, the Deputy Inspector General of Police is the second in Command of the Force and shall so act for him in the Inspector-General’s absence.
Section 5 of the Act makes room for as many DIGs as the Nigeria Police Council considers appropriate. Every other rank below the IG, takes order of Command from him, in the performance of their lawful duties.
The Asst. Inspector-General of Police
The Office of the Assistant Inspector-General of Police is provided for by section 5 and 8 of the Police Act. He shall act for the Inspector-General of Police in the event of the absence of the Inspector-General of Police and Deputy Inspector-General of Police
The Commissioner of Police (In-charge of contingents in a state)
Section 5 of the Police Act, in accordance with the provisions of section 215 (2), of the Nigeria Constitution, provides for the Office and rank of a Commissioner of Police who shall be in Control of contingents of the Police Force stationed in a State. He is subject however, to the command of the Inspector-General of Police or who-so-ever acts for him, in his absence.
Every other rank in the Force is legally provided for by section 5 of the Police Act. The Command structure of the Nigeria Police can be presented in order of hierarchy as in the chain here under.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police
The Asst. Commissioner of Police
The Chief Superintendent of Police
The Superintendent of Police
The Deputy Superintendent of Police
The Asst. Superintendent of Police
The Inspector of Police
The Administrative Structure of The Nigerian Police Force
The Nigeria Police is administratively structured and divided into departments: ‘A’ – ‘G’ with each department charged with peculiar duties. Although their duties are inter-woven, they are distinguishable.
‘A’ DEPARTMENT:- ADMINISTRATION
Direction, supervision and co-ordination of the various department within the Nigerian Police Force
‘B’ DEPARTMENT:- OPERATION
Responsible for Planning and organizing internal security measures and monitoring the execution of such security measures in the country
‘C’ DEPARTMENT:- LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY
Responsible for the supply of needed tools the Nigerian Police force needs to operate.
These includes; uniforms, planning of building programmes, construction and maintenance of Police Buildings and quarters, determination of costs of all equipment, e.g. vehicles, planes, Helicopters; Wireless equipment, Bomb Disposal equipment, Force Animals, Arms & Ammunition and other riot equipment, Boats, Medical, Stationers, Spare parts, Printing equipment.
‘D’ DEPARTMENT:- INVESTIGATION AND INTELLIGENCE
This department is responsible for criminal Investigations; Interpol, Antiguitics, Crime Prevention Policies, Narcotics, Forensic Matters, Crime Records, Prosecution and Criminal Intelligence.
‘E’ DEPARTMENT:- TRAINING AND COMMAND
Formulation and implementation of a training policy and plan for the Nigerian Police Force. Well researched training programmes to keep pace with modern thought in the field of training, staff development and equipment.
The ‘F’ department is responsible for research, Planning, Inspectorate Division, Management Information, Organization and Method
‘G’ DEPARTMENT (ICT)
The ICT department has become an important department and rightly so, as ICT has become a very important tool in fighting crime.
It is tasked with the duties of developing and implenting ICT Policies and programmes for the Nigeria Police Force.
OFFICE OF THE FORCE SECRETARY
The office of the force secretary is tasked with the duties of Promotion and appointment of Superior Police Officers, Deployment of Superior Police Officers, keeping records of Superior Police Officers, Discipline of Superior Police Officers, Police Council meeting, Inter-Ministerial matter; and Promotion Boards.
The Organizational Structure of The Nigerian Police Force
The Nigeria Force is further structured in line with the geo-political structure of the Country, with provisions for supervisory formations. The structure formation enables Police operational of the internal Territory of Nigeria.
The organizational structure of the Police Force is represented as shown below:
State Commands Headquarters
Area Commands Headquarters
Divisional Police Headquarters
Village Police Post.
This structure is supposed to help the entire populace feel the impact of the Nigerian Police Force.