Tag: Nigeria Police Force

About Nigeria Police Force

The Nigeria Police Force is the principal law enforcement agency in Nigeria with a staff strength of about 371,800. There are currently plans to increase the force to 650,000, adding 280,000 new recruits to the existing 370,000. The NPF is a very large organization consisting of 36 State commands grouped into 12 zones and 7 administrative organs. The agency is currently headed by IGP

Nigeria’s police was first established in 1820. The first person to have the highest rank in all the police is commissioner general colonel KK. In 1879 a 1,200-member armed paramilitary Hausa Constabulary was formed. In 1896 the Lagos Police was established

Vision Statement

To make Nigeria safer and more secure for economic development and growth; to create a safe and secure environment for everyone living in Nigeria.

Mission Statement

  1. To partner with other relevant Security Agencies and the public in gathering, collating and sharing information and intelligence with the intention of ensuring the safety and security of the country
  2. To participate in efforts aimed at addressing the root causes of crime while ensuring that any criminal act is investigated so as to bring the criminals to justice in a fair and professional manner
  3. To engender an efficient, effective, well-trained and highly motivated workforce, with deliberate efforts aimed at improving the capacity and welfare of all officers and men of the Force
  4. To build a people’s friendly Police Force that will respect and uphold the fundamental rights of all citizens
  5. To build a gender sensitive and gender friendly Police Force that will give equal opportunity to female Police Officers, while at the same time respecting their peculiarities

VALUES

Working together with people irrespective of religious, political, social or economic affiliations to:

  1. Deliver quality police service that is accessible to the generality of the people;
  2. Build a lasting trust in the police by members of the public;
  3. Protect and uphold the rights of persons, to be impartial and respectful in the performance of Police duties;
  4. Continuously evaluate and improve Police services;
  5. Provide equal opportunities for career developments for all members of the force;
  6. Cooperate with all relevant government Agencies and other stakeholders.
  7. Liaise with the Ministry of Police Affairs and the Police Service Commission to formulate and implement policies for the effective policing of Nigeria.

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