SWAT: six facts about the new police unit

Posted by on Oct 14, 2020, Under: News

SWAT: six facts about the new police unit

Police Inspector General Mohammed Adamu has created a new unit known as the Special Weapons and Tactics Squad (SWAT) to fill the gaps created by the breakup of late SARS.

On Sunday, he dismissed the Anti-Robbery Task Force (SARS) over alleged extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrests and expropriation of property through physical assault and other intimidation methods.

Here are six things you need to know about the new disc:

1. Potential members of this new team will undergo psychological and medical examinations to ensure they are fit and proper for the new position.

2. Next week, these members will begin training at various tactical police training institutions across the country.

3. The training programs are as follows;

A. Southeast and South-South Police Headquarters will receive training at the Counter Terrorism College, Nonwa Tai, Rivers State.

B. Northern Police Headquarters will be trained at the Mobile Police Force Training College, Ende, Nasarawa State

US Southwest Police Headquarters to be trained at the Mobile Police Force Training College, Ila-Orangun, Osun State

4. PGI ordered all agents of the disbanded Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) to report to the force headquarters in Abuja for interviews, psychological and medical examinations.

5. The medical clearance will be conducted by the new Police Advisory and Auxiliary Group (PACG), a unit that will henceforth be responsible for the psychological management, reorientation and training of Force officers deployed for tactical operations. other tasks.

6. The Police Advice and Support Team will be composed of psychiatrists, psychologists, doctors, pastors and imams, public relations specialists, civil society representatives and other human rights groups with the appropriate qualifications and skills.

Source: – The Nation


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