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IGP Sets Up New Unit, Orders all Ex-SARS Operatives To Report To Force HQ

IGP Sets Up New Unit, Orders all Ex-SARS Operatives To
Report To Force Hq
PRESS RELEASE
IGP ORDERS ALL DEFUNCT SARS PERSONNEL TO REPORT
AT THE FORCE HEADQUARTERS FOR DEBRIEFING,
PSYCHOLOGICAL AND MEDICAL EXAMINATION
• New Tactical Team to Commence Training Next Week
The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A. Adamu, NPM,
mni has, today, 13th October, 2020, in accordance with
Section 18 (10) of the Police Act 2020, ordered all personnel
of the defunct SARS to report at the Force Headquarters,
Abuja for debriefing, psychological and medical
examination. The officers are expected to undergo this
process as a prelude to further training and reorientation
before being redeployed into mainstream policing duties.
The medical examination will be carried out by the newly
set-up Police Counselling and Support Unit (PCSU), a Unit,
which henceforth shall engage in psychological
management, re-orientation and training of officers of the
Force deployed for tactical operations and other duties. The
Unit, which is domiciled with the Force Medical Department
and coordinated by the Force Medical Officer, has its
membership drawn from amongst psychiatrists,
psychologists, medics, pastors and imams, Public Relations
practitioners, Civil Society and other Human Rights groups
with relevant qualifications and expertise.
Meanwhile, the IGP has set up a new Special Weapons and
Tactics (SWAT) Team that will fill the gaps arising from the
dissolution of the defunct SARS. Prospective members of
this new team will also undergo psychological and medical
examination to ascertain their fitness and eligibility for the
new assignment. They are to commence training at the
different Police tactical training institutions nationwide, next
week. While personnel from the Police Commands in the
South-East and the South-South will be trained at the
Counter-Terrorism College, Nonwa-Tai, Rivers State, those
from the Police Commands from the North and the South-
West will be trained at the Police Mobile Force Training
College, Ende, Nasarawa State and the Police Mobile Force
Training College, Ila-Orangun, Osun State, respectively.
While reaffirming his irrevocable commitment towards the
successful and holistic implementation of the Police
reforms, the IGP enjoins members of the public, particularly
protesting citizens to exercise restraint and allow measures
being put in place to come to fruition and engender a Police
Force that would meet the yearnings and aspirations of the
citizenry.
DCP FRANK MBA
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FORCE HEADQUARTERS
ABUJA

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