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IGP Egbetokun Trains SIS Operatives, Reiterates Modern Policing Strategies, Human Rights

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun has directed the commencement of an intensive training program for more than 200 Special Intervention Squad (SIS) operatives.

According to a press release on Wednesday, 10th July 2024 signed by the Force PRO, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said that this first batch of training is taking place at the Police College in Ikeja, Lagos, as part of the Nigeria Police Force’s commitment to enhancing the capacity and professionalism of its officers through modern policing strategies and a strong emphasis on human rights.

Tye statemebt read, “The training, which will be an ongoing process lasting several months, aims to cover all SIS personnel across the country. Officers will be equipped with the latest techniques and strategies to effectively tackle contemporary law enforcement challenges. Emphasis will be placed on emerging trends and innovations in policing, ensuring officers are well-versed in cutting-edge knowledge and skills.

“The training will have as its key areas of focus the safeguard of rights and welfare of children through best practices in child protection. Additionally, officers will learn advanced methods to ensure the safety and security of civilians, particularly in conflict and high-risk situations. The training will also reinforce the importance of upholding human rights in all policing activities, in line with international standards and practices.

“To further strengthen the SIS, the IGP has merged Special Forces into SIS operations and appointed Commissioner of Police Lanre Ogunlowo as the National Coordinator so as to enhance the operational efficiency and effectiveness of the SIS, enabling them to better serve and protect the Nigerian public.

“The IGP while emphasizing that this comprehensive training is crucial for the development of a more responsive, effective, and humane police force assured that the Nigeria Police Force remains dedicated to continuous improvement and reform, with the aim to build a police force that is not only capable of addressing current security challenges but also upholding the trust and confidence of the Nigerian public. He reassures that the SIS will be launched in the 36 states of the Federation with a more people-oriented standard operating procedure.

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