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IGP Initiates Comprehensive Training Program to Promote Attitudinal, Behavioral Changes among Law Enforcement Personnel

ByHybrid News

Jun 30, 2023

In a bid to enhance the professionalism, effectiveness, and public trust in law enforcement personnel, the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Ag. IGP Olukayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has directed the development of a comprehensive training program and curriculum.

The program will prioritize attitudinal and behavioral changes, in addition to physical and technical fitness, for colleges and training schools.
Recognizing the multifaceted nature of law enforcement, the IGP emphasized that officers need not only physical strength and technical proficiency but also mental alertness, ethical conduct, empathy, and effective communication.

The upcoming training program aims to address these requirements by instilling values such as integrity and effective communication. It will emphasize respectful and compassionate interactions with the public, enhance interpersonal skills, and provide conflict resolution techniques, cultural sensitivity, and de-escalation strategies. These efforts aim to strengthen trust and cooperation between law enforcement and the communities they serve.

The new training program will feature realistic scenarios and simulations, enabling officers to practice critical decision-making skills while considering their impact on community relations. By immersing officers in these practical exercises, the program aims to prepare them for real-life situations and encourage positive and community-oriented mindsets.

To ensure the effectiveness of the training initiative, Egbetokun has pledged to collaborate closely with experienced trainers, subject matter experts, and community stakeholders. Through this partnership, the program will be developed to foster stronger bonds between law enforcement and communities. It will empower police officers to build trust, understand diverse perspectives, and proactively address issues that impact public safety and well-being.

With the development of this comprehensive training program, the Acting Inspector-General of Police demonstrates his commitment to creating a law enforcement environment that upholds the highest standards of professionalism, ethics, and community engagement.

The initiative seeks to bring about meaningful attitudinal and behavioral changes within law enforcement personnel, thereby strengthening public trust and improving overall law enforcement practices.

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