The acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP Olukayode Egbetokun, PhD, NPM says the Safe School Initiative launched by the force in July will cover both public and private schools.
Recall that the IGP had in July, launched the safe school initiative, in line with the force’s commitment to bolster the safety of educational institutions across the country.
IGP Egbetokun made this known on Thursday during the IGP conference at the Force Headquarters while answering a question from a journalist who wished to know whether the initiative will cover both public and private schools.
“In line with our commitment to bolster the safety of our educational institutions across the country, we will soon be announcing the deployment of technology in the operational activities of our school protection squad,” the police boss said.
“We are delighted to have engaged technical partners who are already collaborating with us in this regard.”
“Our focal officers as well as strategic managers have already undergone training in preparation for the implementation of this technology-driven approach.
“Similarly, we launched the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) manual for the schools’ protection squad on August 9, 2023.”
“This significant step follows the recent establishment of the Schools Protection Squad which is a specialized unit dedicated to safeguarding schools and educational institutions nationwide.
“The SOP manual serves as a comprehensive guard outlining the operational framework for the schools’ protection squad.”