Polac Commandant, Zanna Ibrahim, Assistant Inspector General of Police, said the academy is now fully mature to begin post graduate programs.
“With the positive outcome of the last accreditation, where the Police Academy received full accreditation for 15 courses, am pleased to inform you that the Academy is now fully mature to commence postgraduate programmes and to introduce some core policing courses which as soon as it commences will be a source of Internally Generated Revenue for the Academy.”
He said this in Kano on Thursday, during the CBN intervention projects handing over to the academy.
Zanna said that the Central Bank Intervention Project would help produce a highly professional, competent and disciplined cops of Police officers.
The AIG added that the project will go a long way in positively addressing some of the key challenges currently faced by the Academy while positioning it in its rightful place among other similar institutions.
“There is, therefore, no doubt that these projects have come at the right time and as a lifeline to address the long yearning of the Academy
“This will go a long way in enhancing the professional competence of the cadets, the staff of the Academy and training of sister agencies who will want to in the spirit of synergy and partnership benefit from the facility.” He said.
He revealed that CBN intervention projects have a 500-seater lecture theatre complex, postgraduate Hostels, ICT Centre, Forensic Laboratory, Simulated indoor shooting Range, among others.
He pointed out that the Forensic Laboratory will further enhance professional competency of our Cadets in areas such as ballistics, bomb disposal, DNA Testing, autopsy, pathology and fingerprint testing.
“Modern policing is intelligence-led and the role of forensic experts in modern-day policing cannot be overemphasized. With the sophistication and the complex nature of crime and criminality, it takes holistic expertise to unravel most crimes. Thus the establishment of a forensic laboratory will further enhance professional competency of our Cadets in areas such as ballistics, bomb disposal, DNA Testing, autopsy, pathology and fingerprint testing amongst others.
“Also, we are working on presenting credible personnel to be trained to effectively and efficiently handle the ICT facilities, the shooting range and the forensic laboratory which require technical and specialized skills.” He noted.
The AIG further noted that the iconic projects have given the Academy an International outlook.
He challenged other corporate institutions and good-spirited Nigerians to follow suit, while expressing gratitude to the CBN for the laudable gesture.