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.
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 Training School||Bauchi, Bauchi|
|Police Training School||Jos, Plateau|
|Police School of Communication||Ikeja & Kaduna|
|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|