POLICE SERVICES DEPARTMENT

The Department is one of the two operational Departments of the Ministry saddled with responsibility for the policy administration, operations and welfare matters of the Nigeria Police Force.

The Department has two Divisions namely Police Equipment and Projects and Policy/Police Council. The organogram of the Department as it is currently is follows:
 

 

Staff Disposition

The Department currently has total staff strength of 54 inclusive of 6 Directorate level officers.

The responsibilities of the Department are as follows:

  • Formulation and implementation of Policies on matters relating to programmes and projects of the Nigeria Police Force;
  • Preparation of memoranda in respect of Police Programmes Projects and Equipment;
  • Technical assistance and support for the Nigeria Police Force;
  • Monitoring the overall implementation of policies, programmes and projects relating to the Nigeria Police Force;
  • Superintend the implementation of the Nigeria Police Force Reform Programme;
  • Serves as Secretariat of the Interim Implementation Committee on Police Reform Programme;
  • Preparation of periodic and annual reports on the progress of implementation of Police programmes, Projects and Procurements;
  • Handling matters relating to the Insurance of Assets of the Nigeria Police Force;
  • Liaison with the Office of the Secretary to Government of the Federation on matters relating to Police Council;
  • Liaison with the Nigeria Police Force on matters relating to the Schedule of the Department; and
  • Any other matter assigned by the Permanent Secretary

Policy / Police Council Division

The Division is headed by a Deputy Director assisted by two Assistant Directors and other staff complement. The responsibilities of the Division are:


(i) Liaison with the Office of the Secretary to Government of the Federation on activities relating to the Police Council;
(ii) Implementation of the decisions of the Police Council.
(iii) Preparation and processing of memorandum on Policy matters of the Nigeria Police force for consideration by the Police Council and Council of State;
(iv) Technical assistance and support for the Nigeria Police Force;
(v) Integrating technical assistance into the budgetary proposals of the Nigeria Police Force; and
(vi) Other duties as may be assigned by the Director (Police Services).

 

Police Equipment & Projects Division

The Division is headed by a Deputy Director, supported by three Assistant Directors and other staff complement. Responsibilities of the Division are:
(i.) Coordination of the implementation of Programmes Projects and Equipment of the Nigeria Police Force;
(ii.) Processing and evaluation of development Projects submitted by the Nigeria Police Force;
(iii.) Processing of proposal on Police Projects and Equipment for consideration by the Ministerial Tenders Board and Federal Executive Council;
(iv.) Processing of request for payments in respect of Police Projects and Equipment;
(v.) Serve in the Secretariat of the IICPRP;
(vi.) Technical assistance and support for the Nigeria Police Force;
(vii.) Monitoring the implementation of Police Programmes and Projects;
(viii.) Processing of proposals on the annual budgets of the Nigeria Police Force; and
(ix.) Handling other duties as may be assigned by the Director (Police Services).

MAJOR ACTIVITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT

The thrust of the activities of the Department centered on the following seven areas:
(i.) implementation of the Reform Programme of the Nigeria Police Force;
(ii.) transformation of the Police Academy Kano to a Degree Awarding Institution;
(iii.) implementation of the National Public Security Communications System;
(iv.) implementation of the National Policy on Public Safety and Security;
(v.) mobilization of stakeholders’ support for the Nigeria Police Force;
(vi.) implementation of those components of the annual Appropriation of the Nigeria Police Force that are in Ministerial and Federal Executive Council thresholds; and
(vii.) matters relating to the training institutions of the Nigeria Police Force.