IGP Egbetokun Tasks X-Squad, Complaint Response Unit, IG Monitoring Unit To Bridge Trust Deficit Between Police, Public

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun has emphasized the importance of maintaining internal order, promoting discipline, and encouraging positive conduct in all forms as the importance of discipline, the foundation of the Nigeria Police Force, cannot be overstated.

The IGP spoke on Friday, 31st May 2024 at the IGP Conference Hall, Force Headquarters, Abuja while hosting a crucial conference with key officers responsible for the internal control mechanisms of the Nigeria Police Force.

The meeting brought together the Officers in charge of the X-Squads, the Head of the Inspector-General of Police Monitoring Unit, and the Heads of Police Complaint Response Units from across the Federation. These units play a fundamental role in monitoring and curbing excesses within the Force, as well as investigating public complaints against police officers.

Egbetokun also maintained the imperativeness of striving to ensure professionalism and adherence to the core values and dignity of the Nigeria Police Force by all standards stressing the role of these units in maintaining the professional status and pivotal role of the NPF in the country’s internal security.

One of the primary goals highlighted by the IGP was to bridge the trust deficit between the Force and the public. He acknowledged the concerning behaviour of some personnel and directed immediate action to ensure the prompt dispensation of justice and implementation of measures to curb excessiveness, highhandedness, unprofessionalism, corruption, and other vices among police personnel.

The IGP also stressed the importance of recognizing exemplary performances within the Force, urging the officers to make necessary recommendations for personnel who demonstrate acts of courage, integrity, and humanity.

Furthermore, he called on the public to support the Force’s efforts to eliminate extortion and other misconduct urging citizens to report any infractions or acts of misconduct by police personnel for appropriate remedial measures. He also encouraged all officers to remain steadfast and committed to the Force’s aspirations, working consciously to reclaim the public’s confidence and trust.

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