IGP Egbetokun meets Strategic Police Commanders, Unveils Policing Strategy to Re-ignite Public Trust

The Inspector-General of Police, Olukayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has unveiled new policing strategies for the Nigeria Police Force.

The IGP publicized the new strategy aimed at achieving operational successes and re-igniting public trust on Friday during 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 Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Peace-keeping Hall, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

Highlights of the IGP’s policing vision, according to a statement by Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, include, upholding the sanctity of the legal framework of the Nigeria Police Force; tackling the menace of crimes and criminality with the establishment of a specialized Quick Intervention Squad comprising combat ready Police Mobile Force personnel with effective and enhanced training in crisis de-escalation and violent crime reduction strategies; 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.

Similarly, the new policing vision focuses on enhancing 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 counseling facility for all police officers; implementing a new recognition and reward system to better motivate and encourage 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.

Meanwhile, the IGP has announced the appointment of CP Olatunji Disu as his Principal Staff Officer.

CP Disu holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in 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 a celebrated medalist in Judo who has served in various administrative, investigative, and operational capacities in the force, including Commander Rapid Response Squad (RRS) Lagos, and DCP Intelligence Response Team (IRT), FIB, Abuja.

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

The Inspector-General of Police reassured citizens that the Nigeria Police Force under his command would symbolize excellence, integrity, and compassion.

He 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 every citizen can truly believe in the power of law enforcement.