Police Set To Recruit 40,000 Community Policing Officers Nationwide

Nigeria police
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IGP Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police has announced that police would recruit 40,000 Community Policing Officers (CPOs) as a part of measure to curb insecurity across the country.

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Speaking in Abuja during the monthly meeting of the IGP with other senior police officers, the IGP stressed that these groups of policemen would be saddled with the responsibility of bridging the gap between the Force and members of the public.

His words:

“We are drawing on the Provisions of the Police Act in relation to the recruitment and utilisation of Special Constables who will be engaged as Community Policing Officers (CPOs) under the coordination of the Nigeria Police towards evolving a community-focused policing architecture.”



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