The acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun says the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INLEA) of the United States has commenced action to train all the 40 Special Intervention Squad (SIS)
Commanders from the Force.
IGP Egbetokun disclosed this on Monday at the opening ceremony of the 4th edition of the senior police officers conference and retreat held in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
He said, “Earlier in the month, I was at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference held in San Diego, California, USA during which I met with the Assistant Secretary of the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs of the United States.
The meeting yielded a better understanding and increased partnership between the INLEA and the Nigeria Police Force. Specifically, an understanding was reached with the INLEA to assist and support the Nigeria Police in the areas of operations and training, especially with respect to the Force initiative to build a cloud database, equip Police Formations across the country with renewable energy sources to complement power supply and enhance our efficiency, creation of sex offenders register and digitization/ police operations nationwide.
“Also the establishment of the Special Intervention Squad which when fully in operation will increase our fighting power against terrorism, armed banditry, and other violent crimes in Nigeria has also been given a big boost. The INLEA as a follow-up of my meeting with the Assistant Secretary has immediately commenced action to assist us with the training of all our SIS Commanders, Forty (40) officers are expected to benefit from this training program.”