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Meaning Of Police And What You Should Know About Nigeria Police Force

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View pictures in App save up to 80% data. A police officer is a public officer. POLICE in its full form means Public Officer for Legal Investigations and Criminal Emergencies.

The job of a Police officer is arrest criminals. Better still they are saddle with the responsibility of ensuring criminal activities are prevented and detected. They are entrusted with the protection of lives and properties. They are to provide assistance to general public and ensure law and order is maintenance in the society. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

NPF is the abbreviated form for Nigeria Police Force.

Nigeria Police Force Motto is "Police is your friend".

Nigeria Police Force was formed in 1930 though it initially started as Northern Nigeria Police (NNP) and Southern Nigeria Police (SNP)

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. The Ministry Of Police Affairs oversees anything involving the Police force. They are created based on Section 194 of the 1979 Nigerian Constitution Nigeria Police Acts. They have their Headquarters in Louis Edet House, Abuja. The current manpower is 371,800 officers though they are considering getting more manpower.

The current Inspector General Of Police is Adamu Mohammed. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Nigeria Police Force has Criminal Investigation Department, popularly called (CID). This department is the highest criminal investigation arm of the Nigeria Police NPF. The Criminal Investigation Department is oversee by the Deputy Inspector-General (DIG). The purpose of this department is to carry out investigation and prosecution of serious and complex criminal cases within the Country and abroad. The Department also coordinates crime investigations throughout the NPF. The Criminal Investigation Department consists of many sections which are mostly headed by Commissioners of Police (CPs). The Sections includes:

1. Administration

2. Anti-Fraud Section

3. The Central Criminal Registry (CCR)

4. Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). SARS has been under public scrutiny due the brutality experienced by the civilians from the officers of the units. End SARS is a public campaign against this unit of CID.

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. 5. X-Squad

6. General Investigation

7. Special Fraud Unit (SFU)

8. Legal Section

9. Forensic Science Laboratory

10. Interpol Liaison

11. Homicide

12. Anti-Human Trafficking Unit

13. Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB)

14. DCI Kaduna Annex

15. Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU)

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. The Police Mobile Force is another part of the Nigeria Police Force, it was established as a strike or Anti-riot unit to take control of civil disturbance cases. They are under the control of the Inspector-General of Police. They are established to provide support to police officers in an area experiencing civil unrest in an instances where conventional police units cannot suppress the unrest alone. 

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OdionLarry · 07/7/2020
all this years have been hearing of police this is just the first time I saw the meaning.

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