Police Service Commission inaugurates inter-agency committee to reform disciplinary procedures

The Police Service Commission has inaugurated an Inter-Agency Committee on Disciplinary Matters between the Police Service Commission and the Nigeria Police Force....READ FULL ARTICLE

The inauguration took place on Monday at the Corporate Headquarters of the Commission in Jabi, Abuja.

The Committee is charged with the responsibilities of identifying Disciplinary cases pending at the Commission and the Police Force.

The Committee is also expected to compile cases of dismissal across Commands and Formations, compile all Disciplinary decisions that are yet to be implemented by the Nigeria Police, compile cases of perceived infractions brought before the Commission and work out modalities on mitigating punishments of dismissal amongst non commissioned Officers.

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Speaking at the inauguration, the PSC chairman, Solomon Arase, CFR, noted that lack of discipline in the Police Institution breeds corruption, human rights abuse, lack of accountability and accounts for the negative perception by members of the public.

He said that since discipline remains an imperative essence for the Nigeria Police Force, it is therefore necessary for the committee to constantly evaluate and re-evaluate mechanisms, processes and set out standard operating procedures that will ensure that Disciplinary decisions are not construed to be punitive but corrective.

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Arase charged the members of the committee to work assiduously in achieving the goals set for them.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Inter-Agency Committee, Mr Ponfa Wuyep, Director Department of Police Discipline in the Police Service Commission promised that the Committee will be diligent in its assignment and will discharge its duties with a great sense of responsibility and fairness.

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Wuyep emphasized the need to harmonise disciplinary cases emanating from the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters especially those Police Officers who have been dismissed and who had appealed to the Commission....READ FULL ARTICLE

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