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Police Announce New Measures To Reform SARS

December 23, 2017

The Inspector General of Police met with commanders of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) yesterday and this was the result of the meeting.

The NPF in it proactive demonstration of its sensitives to the yearnings & demands of modern policing has emplaced the underlisted measures in a series of tweets, on its official twitter handle.

•To stem the remote concerns generated by perceived inadequacies of the SARS Operatives

•The designation of the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Operations to lead SARS as the Strategic Commander.

•The appointment of a Commissioner of Police as a field Commander of all activities related to SARS.

•All SARS Operatives are answerable to the DIG Operations through the CP FSARS and Commissioners of Police of the Commands.

•The direct supervision of SARS operation in each state command under the Commissioner of Police in charge of the state via the DCP / ACP ops

•Psychometric test, training and continue assessment of operatives deployed to SARS to determine the suitability

•SARS role in keeping with acceptable standard operating procedure

•The sole mandate to prevent, confront and solve cases related to aimed robbery and other violent crimes. 

•Prohibition from conducting stop and search on roads unless when necessary.

•Prohibition of SARS Operatives to act as body-body-guards, delving into land matters, personal disputes, debt collection & civil matters.

•Embark on operations only on the permission of the CP SARS and /or DCPs/ACPs Operations in the Commands they are answerable to,

•Operate in official uniform clearly marked for identification.

•Operations to be conducted in a non-disciplinary, proportionary, fair and accountable manner.

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•The NPF operations shall strictly guided by the human rights principles as enshrined under the UN Charters on human rights.

•SARS Operations henceforth shall be monitored by the monitoring units and X-Squad and other oversight units of the Force.

Nigeria citizens are encouraged to avail the police ways to improve SARS Operations, across the nation. Thank you most sincerely, for your partnership and support to the Nigeria Police Force.

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