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Crime & Metro - December 23, 2023

IGP charges tactical commanders to entrench professionalism, clamp down on extortion 




Stanley Ihedigbo

Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has charged tactical commanders to entrenched professionalism and take proactive measures in clamping down on extortion within their jurisdictions.

According to the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in his directive, IGP Egbetokun stressed the imperative of strong leadership in each command, calling on tactical commander eliminate any form of corruption or misconduct.

“The IGP underscored the importance of regular training and supervision as key elements in enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the force,” he said.

He added that the IGP charged commanders of the Police Mobile Force (PMF), Border Patrol Force (BPF), and Safer Highway Patrol Teams, to entrench diligence and professionalism in the ranks, emphasizing the need for continuous learning and skill development to keep pace with evolving challenges in law enforcement.

He highlighted that ongoing training programs are essential to equipping officers with the latest techniques and strategies for effective policing.

In a related engagement, the IGP held productive meetings with representatives from amongst the Retired Senior Police Officers, Police Veterans Foundation, and the Association of Retired Police Officers of Nigeria (ARPON).

The interactions provided a valuable platform for exchanging insights and experiences, fostering collaboration between active and retired members of the Force.

The IGP expressed gratitude for the invaluable contributions of police veterans and retirees, recognizing their wealth of experience as a valuable resource for ongoing efforts to enhance professionalism within the police force.

The Inspector General of Police reaffirmed the commitment of the force to uphold the highest standards of professionalism and ethics. He urged commanders to foster a culture of discipline, accountability, and responsibility among their subordinates, reinforcing the principles of community-oriented policing.

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