The acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun is billed to attend the 2023 annual conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Force Spokesman, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi on Sunday.
ACP Adejobi said Egbetokun will lead a delegation of senior police officers to the conference which will be held in San Diego, California, United States.
According to the statement, the conference will take place from October 14-17.
The conference, which has as its theme, “The Real Advantage,” is “geared towards providing an invaluable platform for police leaders and professionals around the world to engage with contemporary law enforcement issues of global significance.”
The force spokesman also disclosed that the conference will discuss broad issues ranging from transnational fraud to officer safety and wellness, use of force, and innovative investigative techniques, amongst others.
He further noted that “the knowledge and insights gained from this conference will be instrumental in advancing the IGP’s mission to maintain law and order and ensure the safety and well-being of all Nigerians.”
Adejobi stated that the conference “will encompass a broad spectrum of discussions and workshops on critical subjects, including transnational fraud, officer safety, and wellness, use of force, innovative investigative techniques related to firearms, community and public safety, cybercrime, and other pressing matters.
“The IGP, who would lead senior police officers to attend the general assembly of the association on Monday 16th October 2023, recognises the importance of attending this conference and actively participating in these crucial discussions as the event aligns with his commitment to achieving professional competence, rule of law compliance, and people-friendly policing services, all in accordance with international standards.
“In addition, the IGP’s attendance is premised on the consideration the Nigeria Police Force enjoys for having a very large number of members in the IACP, who have been so instrumental to the growth and relevance of the professional body in Nigeria and Africa at large.”
The statement added that Egbetokun “would leverage on the 130th IACP annual conference 2023 to tap into the valuable opportunity for collaboration, learning and partnering with equipment and service providers to strengthen the assets of the Nigeria Police Force for better efficiency and effectiveness.”
The image maker of the force added that acting IGP “would also meet with the Assistant Secretary, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs of the US, Mr. Todd Brown, on Sunday, October 15, 2023, at Down Town, San Diego, Califonia, USA, to further discuss the implementation of anti-crime strategies emplaced by the NPF.”