The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc, has stated that the Nigeria Force will partner with the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC) to broaden the knowledge and skills of Police personnel to stimulate a citizen-led policing system and ensure full implementation of the community Policing agenda.
According to the IGP, the partnership will improve and project Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) approaches being emplaced by the Force to resolve issues amongst members of the general public.
The leadership of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC), led by its President, Agada John Elachi, Ph.D FCIArB, paid a visit to the IGP on Wednesday.
At the meeting, extensive partnership in training Community Policing officers of the Force in professional mediation, reconciliation processes, and other related matters to engender peacemaking and peace-building mechanisms were deliberated upon, the Acting Force Spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said in a statement.
He also added that the possibility of training officers of the Public Relations Department, Force Gender Unit, and Gender Desks nationwide for improved mediation and professional conciliation in minor matters reported to the Police to lessen the burden of trivial cases on courts was discussed.
Meanwhile, the President of the Institute, Dr. Agada John Elachi, in his address, reiterated the readiness of the Institute to partner with the Force in all spheres to improve its human, public relations, and mediation processes at all levels.