-Breaking: The Nigeria Police Academy (POLAC) Is To Admit 800 Cadets In The (RC8) 2020/2021 Academic Session- Ministry Of Police Affairs.
The Federal Ministry of Police Affairs has annouced about the 800 cadet officers will be admitted into the Nigeria Police Academy (POLAC) Wudil Kano, in the 2020/2021 academic session (Regular Course 8). This was disclosed by the Minister of Police affairs in an interview with the Nigeria Newspaper.
The Minister of Police affairs, Dingyadi said in a statement; “In compliance with the Federal Government’s directive on compulsory enrollment of government workers in the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) platform, to block leakages, the ministry supervised the capturing of police personnel and personnel of Police Academy. Wudil and Police Colleges nationwide.
Through the Nigeria Police, the Ministry embarked on trend analysis/statistices on crime data for mapping and deployment of some resources.
Facilities such as State-of-the-art CCTV cameras were duly installed in the nation’s capital and Lagos State respectively for implementing a gradual process of the smart policing initiative.
Also, this project will be expanded to cover other states of the federation.
An innovative approach occured last year which include the deployment and acquisition of Police Operational/Combat Vehicles and Police Crime and Incident Centre were established in December last year which deepened the regime of His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari.
Centres in Kano and Port Harcourt have not been completed while centres in Lagos have since been completed and ready for inauguration in addition to the centre inaugurated in the nation’s capital at Force Headquarters in Abuja.
The minister also said that attention was given to the police manpower deficit, through jointly efforts of the ministry, Police Service Commission and Nigeria Police to recruit 10,000 constables approved by the Chairman and President, Nigeria Police Council, His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari in gradual fulfilment of United Nation’s recommendation of 1 policeman to 400 citizens.
At the end, the ministry said an additional 40,000 police constables will be recruited in phases, starting with the 10,000 recruit advertisement for the year 2020.
The minister went further to state that about eight hundred cadet officers will be enlisted into the Regular Course eight (RC8) admission process for the 2020/2021 academic year.
Maigari Dingyardi added; ”Enlistment into the officer cadre also received a boost with the passing out and inauguration of 637 cadets by President Muhammadu Buhari on December 12, last year.
While 1,200 Assistant Superintendents of Police/Cadet Inspectors were admitted for this academic session, another set of about 800 cadets will be recruited for the 2020/2021 academic year.
The need to take policing closer to communities through community policing initiative of this administration is being implemented by Nigeria Police through the supervision of the ministry. The idea is to improve on existing police/community partnership to guarantee community ownership of policing efforts, for better intelligence gathering, insulate manpower gaps, resolve communal clashes in affected areas and build goodwill trust and confidence for sound policing.
State and local government implementation committees have been set up in all the states of the federation, while recruitment of constabularies in local government areas is in progress.
Within the last 12 months of the ministry’s re-establishment, several academic programmes at the Nigeria Police Academy in Wudil received accreditation. Such courses include English language, History/International Studies, Law, Accounting, Management Sciences, Political Science, Sociology, Biological Science, Biochemistry, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics, with few courses awaiting accreditation.
Capacity building for all cadres of police officers was intensified to acquaint officers with modern policing skills. This was further heightened with the inauguration of the third Police Mobile Force (PMF) Training College in Nasarawa State on August 12, this year for training of PMF personnel, Special Forces and Special Protection Unit.
Similar Mobile Police training facilities will be established across the remaining geo-political zones to build requisite capacity against emerging violent crimes, the ministry said.