Professor Olu Ogunsakin has been appointed as the new Director of National Institute of Police Studies.
The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba, revealed this on Tuesday in Abuja.
Ogunsakin was a Senior Adviser to the City of London Police with a 10-year experience. He is also a former lead consultant on security and policing to the Department of International Development, British Council, Nigeria, and until recently, Technical Adviser to the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.
Mba said the Inspector-General expressed a strong belief that Ogunsakin would bring to bear his wealth of experience in the field of policing and security matters in the management of the Institute.
“In addition to sharpening the skills of Strategic Police Officers and senior officers from other security agencies, the Institute will help in finding solutions to emerging security challenges in the country,” he said
Mba also mentioned that the Institute, temporarily located within the Police Staff College, Jos, was an affiliate of the Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil Kano.
“The institute will work with academic partners, security agencies, international police organizations and the general public to produce and commission original research on priority for policing and public safety.
“It will also collate and share the best available evidence assessment, and provide strategic manpower development for police and security officers of the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police or its equivalent in other security agencies,” he stressed