The acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has warned officers and men of the force to abstain from unethical conducts capable of tarnishing the image of the force.
Adamu gave the warning at the official handover ceremony on Wednesday in Abuja.
He urged the police personnel to join him in the course of changing the narratives of policing the country for good.
The police boss promised to address the issue of welfare of personnel and other reward regimes that had been a problem in the force.
According to him, the absence of this level of leadership has always been the missing link in policing Nigeria.
He said the lost glory of the force which had remained a concern to governments at all levels and Nigerians would be restored.
He noted that the upcoming 2019 general elections would be an avenue where professionalism and commitment of the force would be subjected to scrutiny.
He also urged politicians to assist the police and other law enforcement agencies in sustaining the gains recorded in the country’s democratic journey.