IGP, PORTO Launch Police Reforms Documents
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IGP, PORTO Launch Police Reforms Documents

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, CFR, on Tuesday received officials from the Police Reform and Transformation Office (PORTO), Presidency, led by its Chief Executive Officer and Senior Special Adviser to the President on Research and Strategy, Mr. Tunji Lardner, on an official visit to handover Nigeria Police Force Strategic Communication Materials and other working tools.

The materials launched include 2,000 copies of the Police Act, 2020; 2,000 copies of the Presidential Roadmap on Police Reform; 4,000 copies of Frequently Asked Questions produced in English, Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo; and 1,000 flash drives containing various legislations on policing in Nigeria. The e-copies of the materials are also available for download on the Nigeria Police and the CLEEN Foundation websites.

The documents were produced by the Supporting Police Reform Processes in Nigeria (SPRPiN) project led by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Security Sector Reform Foundation (GS-Foundation) in collaboration with PORTO, CLEEN Foundation, the NPF and the office of Chief of Staff to the President.

In his address, Mr. Lardner noted that the attainment of this milestone would further support the Police Reform Initiative in Nigeria to shape perceptions and enhance awareness of the law and the ongoing Police Reform process.

The Inspector-General of Police applauded the Police reform effort of the present Federal Government administration, noting that the documents will be incorporated into its training curriculum.

In the same vein, the IGP, in conjunction with the European Union (EU) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), launched newly produced Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on Conduct of Investigations; Arrest and Management of Persons in Police Detention and Custody; Conducting Investigative Interviewing; Search and Seizures; Identification Parade; and Conducting Stop and Search to boost smooth investigation, interrogation, and effective use and enforcement of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) in Nigeria. 

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