I’ll Restore NPF Standards, Uphold Justice, Fairness, Promote Human Dignity – IGP Egbetokun

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…Meets strategic police commanders, appoints CP Disu As PSO

The new Inspector-General of Police, Acting IGP Olukayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has rolled out a policing vision that would include, upholding the sanctity of the legal framework of the Nigeria Police Force.

The new policing vision shall also include, tackling the menace of crimes and criminality with the establishment of a specialized Quick Intervention Squad that would have a combat ready Police Mobile Force personnel with effective and enhanced training in crisis de-escalation and violent crime reduction strategies.

IGP Egbetokun, who unveiled the vision at the inaugural conference with Strategic Police Managers comprising members of the Force Management Team, Assistant Inspectors-General of Police, Commissioners of Police and other Heads of Police Formations in the country, at the Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Peacekeeping Hall, Force Headquarters, Abuja, further said that the policing vision will have leveraging cutting-edge tools, data analytics, and intelligence networks for a robust and effective human and technical intelligence gathering process to enhance Police capacity; and strengthened inter-agency collaboration.

He said that the new strategy aimed at achieving operational successes and re-igniting public trust as well as focuses on enhancing the Police training curriculum with special focus on attitudinal and behavioural changes; improved welfare and resuscitating the Police Officer Support Unit (POSU) of the Police Medical Services to serve as confidential support and counselling facility for all police officers; implementing a new Recognition and Reward system to better motivate and encourage our dedicated personnel; and community policing, through a more vibrant engagement of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), and the establishment of a Citizens Engagement Focus Group.

In a related development, the acting IGP Egbetokun has appointed Commissioner of Police (CP) Olatunji Disu as his Principal Staff Officer. CP Disu holds a B.A English (Education), PGD International Relations and Strategic Studies, MSc. Public Administration, Advanced Diploma in Forensic Investigation & Criminal Intelligence and MSc. Criminology, Security & Legal Psychology. He has attended several courses both within and outside Nigeria, and is a member of several professional bodies including the International Academy of Forensics (IAF), National Association of Investigative Specialist, United States of America (NAIS), Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) amongst others. He is Third Dan Blackbelter, and celebrated medalist in Judo who has served in various administrative, investigative, and operational capacities in the Force including as Commander Rapid Response Squad (RRS) Lagos, and DCP Intelligende Response Team (IRT), FIB, Abuja.

Also appointed by the IGP as personal aides are CSP Ganiyu Adebowale as Personal Assistant (PA-IGP), SP Adewale Ajibuwa as Chief Protocol Officer (CPO-IGP), DSP Sheriff Lawal as Aide-de-Camp (ADC-IGP) and DSP Olawole Ogunwusi J. as Chief Security Officer (CSO-IGP).

The IGP reassured citizens that the Nigeria Police Force under his command will symbolize excellence, integrity, and compassion thus, urged the citizens to collaborate with the Police to shape a future where justice triumphs, the vulnerable find solace, citizens go about their lawful businesses without fear of insecurity or molestation, and where every citizen can truly believe in the power of law enforcement.

 

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