Increasing Awareness of the Services of Model Police Station

Friday 14 August 2015

The J4A programme in collaboration with the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) organized Model Police Station (MPS) Open Days in 10 of its MPS locations across J4A supported states. The event, which was widely attended by commu-nity members, the media, members of the Voluntary Policing Sector (VPS) and other key stakeholders was aimed at showcasing improvements in the systems, processes and structures of J4A supported MPS. It also provided the plat-form for the general public to interact with the police and see firsthand changes that have been made by the NPF.

At each location the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) for each station welcomed guests and made brief presentations on the reform changes that had taken place in their stations while also thanking J4A for its support. Guests were divided into groups and taken on a tour around the police station. They were introduced to different offices (juvenile welfare centre, divisional intelligence unit (DIU), charge room etc) and were given the opportunity to ask questions about the police.

One major highlight was when the Vice Chancellor of the University of Science and Technology Kano State, Profes-sor Musa Alhaji Shehu donated a computer and capacity building sessions to the DIU in his state to support and en-courage their work.

In Enugu a guest from the Nigerian Prison Service, ACP Innocent Odezulu, stated that the reform changes taking place within the police is also having a positive impact on the Nigerian Prison Service.