Police officers have a tough job. They must be trained and educated to do their jobs. This training can be done at different levels depending on the officer’s level. There are two main categories of officers, commissioned and non-commissioned. The former has a higher rank than the latter. Commissioned officers are appointed by the government to serve as police officers while the non-commissioned officers are appointed by the state to serve as policemen. The former serves under the command of the head of the state while the latter serves under the command of the governor.

The basic training for police officers is provided by the police academy. It is mandatory for all officers to undergo this training before they are employed. Officers are given a course on the laws that govern the society and the rules of the state. They are also taught how to deal with various situations that may arise during the course of their duty. Police officers are trained to be able to use force if needed to maintain law and order. They are also trained to help people in distress.

Police academies in Nigeria are located in different parts of the country. Some of them are located in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Ibadan, Kaduna, and Kano. They offer different courses to train officers. Some of these courses include criminal justice, detective, police science, traffic control, public safety, and police administration. All these courses are designed to train officers who will work in different capacities within the police force.

The Nigerian Police Force is responsible for maintaining law and order in the country. This is achieved through the cooperation of other government agencies and non-governmental organizations. These agencies include the judiciary, the military, the customs, the immigration, the postal service, and the immigration service. Other organizations that play a role in the maintenance of law and order are the police force, the prison service, the National Emergency Management Agency, the National Intelligence Agency, and the State Security Service.

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List Of Police Academy In Nigeria

NPF Training Institutions Town/State of Location
Police Training School Iperu, Ogun
Police Training School Ilorin, Kwara
Police Training School Ikeja, Lagos
Traffic Training School Ikeja, Lagos
Police Mobile Training School Gwoza, Borno
Police Training School Nonwa Tai, Rivers
Police Training School Calabar, Cross River
Police Training School Ibadan, Oyo
Police Training School Sokoto, Sokoto
Police Detective College Enugu, Enugu
Police School of Music Ikeja, Lagos
Police Training School Minna, Niger
Mounted/Dog Training Schools Jos, Plateau
Police School of Anti-Terrorism Nonwa-Tai, Rivers
Police Training School Benin-City, Edo
Police College of Information Technology Abeokuta, Ogun
Police Mobile Training School Ila-Orangun, Osun
Police Training School Oyin Akoko, Ondo
Police College Oji-River
Police Training School Bauchi, Bauchi
Police College Ikeja
Police Training School Jos, Plateau
Police School of Communication Ikeja & Kaduna
Police College Maiduguri
Police Academy Kano, Kano
Police College Kaduna, Kaduna
Police Staff College Jos, Plateau
Police Mobile Training School Ende Hills, Nasarawa
Police Training School Makurdi, Benue


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