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Police recruitment: Applicants with tattoos not qualified



ENUGU State Police command has warned that shortlisted applicants wearing tattoos and are mentally unstable stand to be automatically disqualified from the ongoing police recruitment.

Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, made this known in an interview on Tuesday in Enugu while speaking on the ongoing physical screening of shortlisted applicants from the state.

The exercise, which is expected to last for one week began on July 1 and will end on Saturday, July 6, with backing from the Police Service Commission (PSC)

SP Amaraizu disclosed that the exercise has been successful so far and applicants from almost all the 17 local government areas had their various days of physical screening posted at the police headquarters and the local government headquarters.

SP Amarizu also stated that all applicants must undergo physical appearance screening first and certificate presentation.

“Shortlisted applicants will undergo extensive medical examination, body mass and height index measures, as well as sight check, he said.

“Team of police medical officers are examining and any applicant with visible tattoo or questionable mark on him or her will automatically be disqualified from the exercise.

“Our psychologists are also at the screening venue to examine the applicants psychologically to know their mental and emotional status. This is to ensure that they are psychologically balanced and mentally okay for the job,” he said.

Meanwhile, it was gathered that Police Service Commission shortlisted no fewer than 2,945 applicants in the state for physical screening for police constable recruitment in the state.




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