Training of new SWAT Team commences tomorrow - NPF

Training of new SWAT Team commences tomorrow – NPF

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has announced that the training of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team will commence tomorrow, October 19, 2020.

Speaking on the scheduled training, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu reaffirmed that the new Police Tactical Team will operate within very high professional and ethical standards, rule of law and dictates of best international policing practices.

He stated that “no personnel of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) will be a member of the new Tactical Team”.

He said: “The officers selected for the training are young, smart and energetic officers who have acquired not less than seven (7) years working experience with clean service records – no pending disciplinary matters, no record of violation of rights of citizens or misuse of firearms – and are physically fit to withstand the rigour of SWAT Training and Operations.

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“The selected officers shall be subjected to physical fitness test, medical and toxicology screening etc and those found to be unsuitable shall be discharged.”

The IGP added that the NPF will partner with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and other Development Partners for the training of the Tactical Team.

The training will be held at the Police Mobile Force (PMF) Training School, Ila Oragun, Osun State and the PMF Training School, Ende Hills, Nasarawa State respectively.

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