About 41 officers of the Tactical Leadership Command Course (TLCC) have graduated at the Police Staff Training School Jos.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony held recently at the college, the Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris pledged his commitment to the training and retraining of personnel of the Nigerian Police Force towards attaining professionalism and global best practices.
He said the training department of the Force was going to have his utmost attention in policing the affairs of the country with respect to human right, especially now that the 2019 general elections was around the corner, he added.
The IG, represented by the Commandant of the Police Staff College Jos, AIG Dorothy Gimba, stated that the Force would be stirred to operate within the principle of democratic policing.
“Since my assumption of duty as IGP, I have stirred the ship of the Force to operate within the principle of Democratic Policing as an institution that is responsive, representative and accountable to its citizens at all time,” he said.
According to him, in order to establish and maintain high standard of behaviour in their official conduct and ensure transparency in the application of the above core values, the Force would ensure that it places premium on the training capacity building and development of its officers.
He said the Department of Training and Development (DTD) would continue to receive his support to achieve the laudable objectives.
The IG maintained that the graduating officers must brace up and prepare for all important task of bequeathing to the nations free, fair and credible election comes 2019 general elections.
He further charged the officers to be guided by the electoral act and remain neutral in their dealings within the political process as election year draws closer.
The Deputy Commandant of the College, CP. Haruna Mshelia, who stood for the its Commandant, AIG Dorothy Gimba at the event said the 41 Superintendents of Police(CSPs) were drawn from various commands and formations across the country, adding that they have undergone rigorous task and lectures in the past three months.
According to her, the 41 graduands have received training in the area of respect to rule of law and human rights; management/leadership and human behaviour, intelligence-led policing , community policing/partnership, interagency collaboration, police professionalism and ethics/attitudinal change respectively.
From Christiana Gokyo, Jos