The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has partnered with the Business Education Examinations Council (BEEC) to train the police public relations corps headed by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on crisis communication.
The officers to be trained comprise Zonal Police Public Relations Officers (ZPPROs), State Command Police Public Relations Officers (PPROs), Liaison Officers, and officers from the Force Public Relations Department, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
The three-day training which was held in Lekki, Lagos State, between 16th and 19th August 2022, focused on channels, methodology, and strategies for effective crisis communication, and was domesticated to the peculiar Nigerian situation with relevant case studies and simulations.
The Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said the training equally explored and simplified grey areas in police public partnership for an effective and citizen-led policing system.
He added that the training for Communication and Public Relations experts in the Nigeria Police Force coincided with the ongoing training for officers and men on Election Security Management towards the 2023 General Elections, being held across the six Geo-Political Zones of the country, with a view to having harmonised, actionable, effective and acceptable election security in Nigeria.
The FPRO noted that Alkali Baba has emphasized his commitment to promoting core values of the modern policing agenda within the Nigeria Police Force via regular and sound training and retraining.
He said that the IGP urged Nigerians, as strategic stakeholders in security management, to continuously collaborate with the police to achieve the all-around reform agenda of his administration.