The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu has disclosed that the Force will recruit 40,000 Community Policing Officers (CPOs).
The CPOs are expected to complement the Police in law enforcement functions within their localities by performing low-risk and non-sensitive duties.
They will also bridge the gap between the Force and members of the public.
Speaking in Abuja at the monthly meeting of the IGP with other senior police officers, the IG also disclosed that the relationship between the police and members of the public in the last seven months has resulted in the arrest of 4,187 suspected criminals.
The IGP also explained that the 1,300 CPOs will be drawn from professional bodies like the academics, Road Transport Unions, Artisans, Traders Associations, Religious Bodies, Women Unions, and Youth Organisations among others in order to ensure diverse representation.”