Police Recruitment: Successful candidates to undergo compulsory lie detector tests

Posted by News Express | 23 August 2016 | 2,372 times

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The Nigeria Police Force will subject successful candidates in the ongoing recruitment exercise to compulsory polygraph test (lie detector test) in addition to the general background check, biometrics, medical, physical examination, aptitude, oral and psychological tests.

Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Don N. Awunah, announced this on Tuesday morning in Abuja.

“The police will also conduct a thorough verification of all documents submitted by prospective candidates,” he said in a statement.

Awunah said that the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris, gave the directive while reviewing the recruitment exercise. “The IGP said that no candidate will be admitted for training at the Police Academy and colleges without undergoing these prescribed tests,” the statement said.

It explained that “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. The Nigeria 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,” the statement said.

•Photo shows Acting IGP Idris.

Source: News Express

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