In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 14th, October, 2020

Six Necessary Issues to Know About New Police Unit ‘SWAT’

Six Important Things to Know About New Police Unit ‘SWAT’

IGP, Adamu

IGP, Adamu Mohammed


Following the disbandment of the now defunct Particular Anti-Theft Squad (SARS), listed here are a few of the attention-grabbing particulars that you must know concerning the substitute unit known as, the Particular Weapons and Techniques (SWAT) Staff.


The Inspector Normal of Police Mohammed Adamu mentioned the brand new unit will fill the gaps arising from the dissolution of the defunct SARS.


Final Sunday, he disbanded the Particular Anti-Theft Squad (SARS) as a consequence of alleged extra-judicial killings, wanton arrests and dispossession of property by bodily assault and different intimidation ways.


Listed below are six issues that you must know concerning the new unit:


1. Potential members of this new crew will endure psychological and medical examination to determine their health and eligibility for the brand new project.


2. These members are to start coaching on the completely different Police tactical coaching establishments nationwide, subsequent week.


three. The coaching schedules are as follows;


A. Police Instructions within the South-East and the South-South can be skilled on the Counter-Terrorism School, Nonwa-Tai, Rivers State


B. Police Instructions from the North can be skilled on the Police Cellular Drive Coaching School, Ende, Nasarawa State


C. Police Instructions from the South-West can be skilled on the Police Cellular Drive Coaching School, Ila-Orangun, Osun State


four. The IGP ordered all operatives of the disbanded Particular Anti-Theft Squad (SARS) to report on the Drive Headquarters, Abuja for debriefing, psychological and medical examination.

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5. The medical examination can be carried out by the newly set-up Police Counselling and Help Unit (PCSU), a unit, which henceforth shall interact in psychological administration, re-orientation and coaching of officers of the Drive deployed for tactical operations and different duties.


6. The Police Counselling and Help Unit will include psychiatrists, psychologists, medics, pastors and imams, Public Relations practitioners, Civil Society and different Human Rights teams with related and experience

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