Spy Police in Nigeria: Salary, Recruitment & Application Process (2023)

The Supernumerary Police generally known as Spy Police is a branch of the Nigerian Police Force. This is a unique police outfit which was set up in light of the declining condition of security in the nation with a solid determination to have any kind of effect and help customers to keep up their advantages without pressure or strain and to focus on their essential obligations. To this end, incredible accentuation is constantly put on the specialized and expert skill of our security faculty. 

spy police in nigeria

Here, we have laid out the steps that will direct you to have an effective application. Besides, there are numerous things you have to know about the Nigerian Spy Police before you apply for the recruitment process. 


The Supernumerary Police in Nigeria was established under Section 46, of the Police Act CAP 359 of 1968 as revised under Section 418, of the Police Act CAP 359 of laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1990. 

Under this act, any individual (counting any administration division) that wants to benefit himself/herself of the SPY Police in Nigeria of one or more official police of this nature, for the security of property claimed or constrained by him/her,  may apply to the Inspector-General of Police of the federation or State Commissioner of Police, expressing the nature and circumstance of the company being referred to and giving such other investment as the Inspector-General may require. 

You often see SPY police officers at banks, organizations and even in federal establishments. Some act as drivers, orderly and even security officials in companies. Their logo is similar to that of the regular police officers as they share common roles.  The difference between a supernumerary police and the regular police is seen in the extent of their obligations. 

Huge multinationals, ranging from the oil, pharmaceutical, insurance and other private corporate divisions additionally have SPY Police officials as a security to their engaging businesses.

These officials are well trained police staff with the fundamental skills to keep up lawfulness inside their associations, dissimilar to the ordinary police officer, who have more noteworthy obligations. SPY Police officials, act more privately in their corporate environment than in the public.

A large portion of them, having worked in such companies before experiencing the important preparing education at the Police Training School, stand better opportunities to secure their ranks. On the arrangement of supernumerary Police Officers to secure properties, the applicant that wants such priveledge is required to apply through the Inspector General after meeting the necessary requirements, with the endorsement of the President, before it will be allowed.

Also note that each SPY official so delegated will be utilized only on obligations associated with the security of the company assigned and its properties. One thing that is certain here is that officers will have the exclusive authority, benefits and privilege’s of a cop or police officer inside the zone he is selected or posted to.

For work on managerial obligations on police premises, the supernumerary cop delegate will be utilized only on obligations associated with the organization or upkeep of those premises. The official will have the forces, benefits and comforts of a cop inside the region of his obligations.


According to section 18 of the police act which provides for the appointment of supernumerary police officers, the duties of spy officers in Nigeria include:

  • To protect property (Company Spy)
  • To compliment the services of regular police officers when needed by MDAs/Organisations/Multi-National Companies/Banks
  • For attachment as orderlies
  • For employment on administrative duties on police premises (section 19 police act)


For the most part, every supernumerary cop will on enlistment and appointment be enrolled to serve from month to month, and as need be, a supernumerary cop may whenever, leave his arrangement by giving one month’s notification for that benefit to the unrivaled official responsible for the police territory where he is delegated to work in. 

Most importantly, supernumerary cops are dependent upon a similar control as different individuals from the police force. They also operate similar ranks, except for the post of the IGP. 


Recruitment for new spy officers for 2023 is now on with the quta almost filled up. These are the important requirements which are very necessary when applying for the job as a SPY police officer:

Nationality: The mandatory one is that all applicants must be a resident of Nigeria and should have a document to prove that you are a citizen of this country.

Age: All Candidates should on application be of 18 years or more.

Education and Certificate: All seeking to be in the Nigerian Spy Police Force should have an educational qualification as you are given ranks according to your educational qualification. Also having an O’ level certificate which much incorporates at least 5 credit in Mathematics and English obtained in the WASSCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB examinations.

Character: Must have a decent character and should not have been associated with any crimes before. 

Height and Stature: All applicants for enrollment should be under 1.67 meters in tallness for men and 1.64 meters for ladies. 

Tattoo: All applicants should not have tattoos on their skin

Other following prerequisites are; 

  • Applicant must hold a B.Sc/HND/WASSCE certificate from a recognized institution
  • Provide reason why he or she wants the job of a Spy police 
  • Must know how to drive (not compulsory)
  • Forces important confirmation in the Security business 
  • They should have the capacity to work under tension 
  • Great direction of English and fluent in application.
  • They should live in Lagos or Nigeria if possible.

Moreover, all candidate must go for full clinical assessment at the training school before being processed for acceptance as a Spy police officer at the training school.


Below is the step by step instructions and guidelines on how to apply for a post in the Nigerian Spy Police Force Recruitment process for the year 2023:


First, you must meet the necessary requirements we enlisted above in the write up.


Secondly, you have to come to the PTS with the following documents which shall be verified at the documentation department.

  • A company letter headed paper (two copies)
  • Photocopy of the CAC document of the company
  • About 10 passport photographs for documentation
  • Your academic credentials including your NYSC certificate
  • The required sum for registration
  • A means of identification which may include National ID card, International Passport


After payment has been made and verification done, you proceed to collect your training kit. The training kit include a white police polo, short knickers and one pair of white tennis shoes with white stockings.

Please note that application isn’t free as it attracts a fee for the course and training. What you should bear in mind is that as you grow in the cause of the training, there are other additional fees attached. So, make sure you are financially buoyant before you apply.


The are many benefits accrued to those who join the supernumerary police in the country and carry the Nigerian spy police ID card and they are:

  • You enjoy most immunity and privileges’ of the regular police
  • You can travel out easily
  • Since the demand is high, you can easily get a job in top companies
  • You won’t be harrassed by SARS or Police Officers (depends on how you carry yourself)
  • You earn respect


Working as a supernumerary police officer is good and people who join can attest to the fact that it is an interesting job. The salary of SPY officers depends on the agreement between the company and the individual. Depending on the your rank, a least rank which is Corporal earns ₦70,000 per month.

Unfortunately, the government or Nigerian police does not pay salaries to spy police officers. According to the police act, a supernumerary police officer shall have no claim or ex-service benefits on the police reward fund, pension, salary, gratuity or annual allowance by virtue of his employment.

You get paid if you are working for a private firm or public firm requiring your services. This is usually negotiated by the spy officer and the company in question. Spy Officers of high rank such as Assistant Superintendent of Police, CSP, etc, stand a chance of landing high paying jobs too.

The Nigerian Police bear no financial constraint nor the Federal Government for the payment of salaries.


The Spy Police plate number is a unique vehicle plate number giving or obtained by citizens, establishments, agencies from the Nigerian Police to give certain security privileges to businesses in light of their activities, movement of staff, equipment and important personalities.

Nigerian police spy plate number

There are some requirements to fulfil before applying for the Nigerian spy police plate number. These requirements ensures that you fit into the system and frame work of the Nigerian Police. Note that you don’t need to be a spy officer for you to get the plate number and both tinted glass permit and spy plate number can only be processed from Abuja.

The current IG has banned the use of police spy plate numbers around the federation due to the high criminal rate the said plate number has been used by criminals to get away easily with heinous acts.


  • Your vehicle must fall under any of these categories. Pick up trucks, Nissan Frontier, Hilux, Tundra, Ambulance, Bullion vans, etc. Small cars are not allowed.
  • You will submit document of proof of ownership of vehicle which must be registered under the company name. Also vehicle license should be submitted at the PTS.
  • Provide at the documentation office in the Police Training School, a copy of your CAC company registration certificate.
  • Your passport photographs, bio data will also be required.
  • Application letter with company letter head.
  • Bring the sum of *****

Note that it takes three weeks or a month duration for your application to be processed by the police for getting your spy plate number.  The number plate is no longer valid and operational within Nigeria.


There are advantages of using the spy police plate number. In fact, you must have seen lots of top multi-nationals like Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Shell, banks, etc. use this number. Below are the benefits of using police spy plate vehicle number in Nigeria:

  • You get immunity from harassments by police, LASTMA or agberos to your legal business in the country.
  • You also get immunity from delays and being stopped by security checkpoint when plying Nigerian roads.
  • You enjoy all lawful benefits of using the spy police plate number


For more information about the Nigerian supernumerary police, you can visit the Police Training School to learn more about the SPY Police in Nigeria and lodge your application for the recruitment process as seen in the article.

The Author

Chizoba Ikenwa

Chizoba is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the founder of Nigerian Infopedia. He is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research


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  1. Sir,
    Can a serving Regular Police Officer apply for this training

  2. Please when is the form.comimg out.
    And its compulsory one must pay 250k when admitted

  3. My name is alaka babatunde
    Error in the first one I send message with

  4. I am very much interested

    1. contact the number there forr more information

  5. Sir I just finished my National diploma in federal polytechnic IMO state can I apply for this training??

  6. I am interested but I am working on a company that might not need a spy police. I just needed it for my personal development.

    What advice do you have for me?

    1. As long you have the money, you can go ahead and do it as it will benefit you on the long run

    2. Onyegbula Uchechukwu

      Please what are the requirements to join, and can I keep my beard as a spy police officer?

      1. You can but not during the training

  7. So without 250k someone can not apply,why nig army form is free police force also is free .so why must spy own different

    1. That’s the rule for spy officers

  8. Ali garba Ibrahim

    My name ia Aliyu garba Ibrahim am a environmental health officers what is the importance to appy as apy police and am employment at primary healthy care board.

  9. Does an applicant coming with a bsc need to do another course before he’s bestowed with a ASP rank or is it immediately after d training ?

    1. Ranking is based on some factors

      1. Good morning please when is the training starting

          1. How long will the training last and can someone pay three times?

      2. Umar Alinea Bala

        How much in totality some one can spend through out the program please

        1. Call the number you see on the post

  10. Olabamiji bimpe wuraola

    I am very interested

    1. Call Mathew Ibadin 08054119906

  11. When is the form coming out?

    1. When the pandemic is over and declared by the FG

  12. Do Spy police at any point in time carry Arms??

    1. Yes,
      But when working as an orderly.

  13. What of handcuff

    1. It is allowed as long as it used within your jurisdiction

    2. Can a spy police carry Taser gun?

  14. Beware of scammer there is no any spy police in Nigeria.

    1. Stop talking nonsense young man. There is spy police in Nigeria and I am one of them. If you want more info, go to the Police Training School at Ikeja

      1. Please I heard the lecture days are on the weekends. Is this true
        Need more information please can I contact you

        1. Yes its true. You can contact me

    2. Always say what u know. I’m presently undergoing training at d Ikeja Police Training College

    3. What about the civilian spy,when are we going to star recruitment new member,I have and issue with it sir

    4. Guy, you wrong. I am a SPY police officer and ranged DSP and enjoy all benefits of a regular policeman and even respected by the regular police officers I have worked with due to my rank. Having a SPY certificate gives you more added advantage over others when applying for jobs in any company and to add to your BSC/HND you stand out without competition.

  15. Is the forms out now

  16. What we be the rank of an OND graduate sir?

  17. What of the age, am above 50 can I apply

  18. i already applied and pls can you confirm the application fees and whats the diffrent between main police and spy police is it reputable ?

  19. Abdulsalam abubakar sadiq

    Hello sir please my is to apply for spy driver so how will I paid and also I’m senior secondary School holder sir can I work as spy police

  20. Is application still on? Or can application be done any time one requires?

  21. Am ready sir please connect me

    1. Call the number seen on the article

  22. I am an ex soldier with HND Certificate, am really interested, can it be done on weekend program?

    1. Please 🙏 i have the money to join spy but i don’t have any documents accept driver license and notional i D card

  23. What s the duration of the spy course,I’m ready to enroll and how much should I prepare for in total

  24. 1. As a Spy police officer, am I suppose to cut my beards or keep them?

    2. Can a single or married individual apply?


    1. You have to cut your beards. And you cna join even if you are married or single.

  25. This is where problem comes in, I can’t cut my beards, is there no other means?

    1. Then, you don’t need to join. What are you looking for?

  26. Good morning, is the form out now

      1. What will happen after the training and who will be responsible for my salary?

  27. Please sir am a ghanian, please can I join while am not a nigeria ?

    1. Its only meant for Nigerian citizens

  28. How about if someone has a tattoo, can that be overlooked since he/she will be a SPY police

  29. Please sir is the form still on now, how much and where can i obtain it.

    1. How do I get the form

  30. Please is the form still available sir ?

  31. When will they start capturing sir

  32. Siri really want to enroll for the spy training but I only have national deploma and how can I register

  33. Is the form still on sale?


    Hello sir, i work in a security control room and am interested in the training cause i want to boost my security profile, can i obtain the form without coming through my company name.
    Is the form still available.
    What is the training time schedule.
    What is the duration for the course.
    How much fees to be paid.

    1. Visit the Police Training School at Ikeja or call the number on the page (attracts 10k fee)

  35. I reside in Yola, Adamawa State. how can I get access to the application. And how sure I am that my money would follow a right channel and secure me the job?

    1. You still have to come to Lagos to do the training

  36. Can some one with o,level result apply am 6.5feet tall

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