ENLISTMENT PROCEDURE IN THE GHANA POLICE SERVICE.
The Police Administration has necessary procedures it follows in recruiting applicants into the Service. This is done in two (2) main ways after publication in both eletronic and the print media and the mode of the appliaction is clearly spelt out for the prospective applicants to follow. They are as follows;
a) Through sale of appliaction forms at designated points (eg; Post Offices, Police Regional Headquarters and the six Police Training schools.
b) Direct application from prospective applicants.
- Applicants must be Ghanaian by birth,
- Between the ages of 18 and 25 for General pool
- Height [173cm or 5.8ft for male and 165cm or 5.4ft for female]
- Educational qualification as may be prescribed by the Appointment and Promotion Advisory Board of the Ghana Police Service
- Applicant must have clean records from Criminalities
- Must be medically fit by Police standard
This includes all the above except the age limit which is between 18 and 35 or as may be prescribed by the Appointment and Promotion Advisory Board of the Ghana Police Service.
Invitation for Body Screening
Applicants who meet the above criteria are shortlisted and invited to undergo body screening and selection process at various designated centres specified in the advert taking into consideration Regional Balance.
Photographs of applicants are collected and affixed on their forms for identification purposes during the process.
Successful applicants are made to write Aptitude Test involving General Paper, Essay, Dictation, Comprehension and any other as may be prescribed by the Appointment and Promotion Advisory Board of the Ghana Police Se
Publication of Test Results
Results of the above test are released and pasted at the various regional centres including all the Training Schools for the information of applicants.
Successful applicants are made to undergo Medical Examination at ONLY Police Hospital after having paid the necessary medical examination fee at a designated Bank and receipts used as prove of payment.
To ensure that people with criminal background are not recruited into the Service strict Criminal checks are conducted on all successful applicants. Only applicants without criminal records are called for training.
Invitation for Training
The final stage of the Recruitment Exercise is the issuing of Admission Letters accompanied with Prospectus to applicants who were able to go through the entire process.
NB: All letters issued out to applicants are in original copies (applicant’s name and signature of originator are in blue ink).
For further enquiries please contact the office on:
COMMISIONER OF POLICE