Police Colleges Introduce Human Rights Syllabus

The training colleges and institutions of the Nigeria Police Force have introduced human rights syllabuses into their training programmes.

The new human rights syllabus is to help enhance professionalism and ethics among police officers in the country.

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, who was represented by the DIG training Atiku Kafur made this known at a seminar for Commandants of police colleges organized by the Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action, the Police Service Commission and the Ministry of Police Affairs in Abuja on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.

Abubakar stated that the syllabus would streamline the training on human rights and enable police personnel obey the rule of law and observance of fundamental human rights in all aspect of police duties.

He added that the new syllabus would foster citizen confidence in the system.

“Policing in a democracy is premised on adherence to the rule of law and observance of fundamental human rights in all ramifications of police duties and this human rights syllabus will enhance professionalism and ethics among officers,” Abubakar said.

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