The acting Inspector-general of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun, is set to establish specialised Quick Intervention Squad, which will comprise combat-ready Police Mobile Force (PMF) personnel with effective and enhanced training in crisis de-escalation and violent crime reduction strategies,leadership report.

The IGP revealed this at a meeting with senior Police officers in Abuja as one of his policy strategy, aimed at tackling the menace of crimes and criminality and achieving operational successes and re-igniting public trust.

He said this will lead to a review of the engagement patterns of the Police Mobile Force in a bid to restore its days of glory as a punching arm of the Nigeria Police Force.

Other highlights of the acting IGP’s policing vision include; upholding the sanctity of the legal framework of the Nigeria Police Force; 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 strengthen inter-agency collaboration.

Also, the new policing vision focuses on enhancing the 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 appointed CP Olatunji Disu as his Principal Staff Officer (PSO).

CP Disu holds a B.A 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 he 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 a Third Dan Blackbelter and celebrated medalist in Judo, who has served in various administrative, investigative, and operational capacities in the Police Force including as Commander, Rapid Response Squad (RRS) Lagos State, and DCP Intelligence Response Team (IRT), FIB, Abuja.

The IGP also appointed other aides, including CSP Ganiyu Adebowale as Personal Assistant (PA-IGP), SP Adewale Ajibuwa as chief protocol officer (CPO-IGP), DSP Sheriff Lawal as aide-de-camp (ADC-IGP) and DSP Olawole Ogunwusi as chief security officer (CSO-IGP).


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