To address criminal activities and restore public trust, Acting Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has unveiled new policing strategies for the Nigeria Police Force. These strategic changes were shared during a conference held in Abuja at the Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Peacekeeping Hall, where Egbetokun met with key police managers from across the country.
The new policing vision centers around upholding the legal framework of the Nigeria Police Force and introducing a Quick Intervention Squad specialized in crisis de-escalation and reducing violent crime. This approach emphasizes the use of technology and intelligence networks to enhance the force’s capacity for gathering both human and technical intelligence.
The Inspector General highlighted the importance of improving police training, particularly focusing on attitude and behavior change, as well as enhancing the welfare of officers. A new Recognition and Reward system will be implemented to motivate dedicated personnel. Furthermore, community policing will be revitalized through increased engagement with the Police Community Relations Committee and the establishment of a Citizens Engagement Focus Group.
Commissioner of Police Olatunji Disu, a highly experienced officer with a strong educational background and affiliation with professional bodies, has been appointed as the Principal Staff Officer to the Inspector General. Other appointments include CSP Ganiyu Adebowale as Personal Assistant, SP Adewale Ajibuwa as Chief Protocol Officer, DSP Sheriff Lawal as Aide-de-Camp, and DSP Olawole Ogunwusi as Chief Security Officer.
Egbetokun reassured citizens that under his leadership, the Nigeria Police Force will embody excellence, integrity, and compassion. He called for public collaboration to ensure a secure and just society.