The Ghana police force is one of the most hardworking units, ensuring that the country remains in peace and those who don’t comply with the law are apprehended. Without these men and women in uniform, the whole country would be in chaos. This is why we need the presence of the police and in good numbers to maintain law and order. For that reason, in Ghana, there is a regular recruitment of people into the police service to replace those who have left the service due to one reason or the other. The Ghana police recruitment process takes place yearly.
Those interested in joining the Ghana Police Service (GPS) must meet the minimum qualifications as stipulated by the recruitment body in order to be considered to serve in the service. Here are the necessary requirements, including minimum academic qualifications and other pertinent documents necessary for one to join and serve in the Ghana Police Service.
Ghana Police Service Recruitment Requirements
The basic Ghana police recruitment requirement is that the applicant must be a Ghanaian of between 18 and 25 years by 1st April 2018. Academically, he or she should possess a minimum of 6 credits and WASSCE, including mathematics and science.
When it comes to health, the applicants must be physically fit. This is because the training exercises that shortlisted candidates have to go through are rigorous and physically demanding. If you are suffering from any medical condition, you might not be able to go through with it.
Males should be 5”8ft (175cm) in height and females should be 5”4ft (163cm) tall in order to be considered police recruitment exercise. It is mandatory that the applicant be a Ghanaian citizen of good conduct without any past criminal records. For those with past criminal offences, they must be cleared by the Directorate of criminal prosecution’s office.
Ghana police recruitment process
Applications for the 2018 Ghana police recruitment process will be done online. Anyone interested in enlisting in the police service should log into the police portal at www.police.gov.gv to fill in the application form. Interested applications are required to submit their applications by 31st May 2018 in order to be considered.
The Ghana police service recruitment payment will be done through the GCB Bank Limited. Interested applicants will be required to purchase an application voucher through GCB Bank Limited. The voucher costs GhȻ100 only. In order to purchase the voucher, the interested person must have a functional email address. Key in your official full names at the point of voucher purchase. After the purchase, you will be given a serial number and pin code which you will use to access the online police application form in the portal.
Log in using your serial number and pin code in order to access the portal and fill the Ghana police recruitment forms. Follow the instructions carefully when filling in the required fields to avoid getting disqualified.
The authority will start the shortlisting process once the application process is completed. Candidates who meet the set requirements will then be shortlisted and invited for further recruitment processes at their centers of their choice.
They will undergo thorough physical examinations to ascertain their eligibility. Their academic papers will be verified for validity and the candidates will be required to do an aptitude test. After this process, successful candidates will be subjected to medical examination to ascertain their fitness to serve in the Ghana Police Service. Applicants who will successfully pass all the stages will be eventually be invited for police training.