By Kingsley Omonobi
ABUJA â€” The Nigeria Police Force, weekend, dispatched over 100 senior police officers to the United States of America to attend the 116th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), holding in Denver, Colorado, USA.
Leading the team are three Deputy Inspectors-General of Police: DIG Israel Ajao (Head of Force, Criminal Investigation Department); DIG Udom Ekpoudom (Head of Logistics Department) and DIG Olusegun Efuntayo (Head of Research and Planning Department). The IACP is an international body drawing membership from law enforcement practitioners across the globe.
According to a statement signed by the force Public Relations Officer, ACP Emmanuel Ojukwu, the conference which commenced on 3rd October, 2009 will end on the 7th October 2009.
The conference itinerary includes educative interactive sessions on wide issues of law enforcement, such as race and ethnic relations, international humanitarian law, human rights, media relations, crime scene management, police leadership, policing emerging democracies and community policing.
Experts from all walks of life will impact on participants, policing the down-trodden, vulnerable persons and urban spaces, as well as conflict resolution and crisis management. Apart from the educative sessions, participants are to be exposed to modern policing technology.
â€œThe large presence of Nigeria Police represents a demonstration of the commitment and determination of the IGP to improve on the capacity building and competencies of officers for a better service delivery to Nigerians,â€ he said.