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Is The Police Supposed To Be A 'Force' Or A 'Service'? by HAccord: 11:36am On Oct 23, 2020
Is the police supposed to be a 'Force' or a 'Service'?

Many years ago, I remember hearing national debates about renaming the police force as 'Nigerian police Service'. A bill was introduced to that effect in the national assembly but I do not know how it panned out.

In other advanced climes, the police is called a Department like LAPD, NYPD etc. The SWAT is a unit under the police department. Why shouldn't we adopt same?

I believe the police wants to retain the name 'Force' so as to appear intimidating to the citizens they are supposed to serve not that the name makes them more effective in policing. Citizens' intimidation appears to be their forte.


Lalasticlala, Seun. What are your thoughts?

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Re: Is The Police Supposed To Be A 'Force' Or A 'Service'? by HAccord: 11:48am On Oct 23, 2020
Let's discuss the issue.
Re: Is The Police Supposed To Be A 'Force' Or A 'Service'? by Nbotee(m): 12:05pm On Oct 23, 2020
They even renamed it from the Nigerian Police Force to the Nigerian Police sometime ago
Re: Is The Police Supposed To Be A 'Force' Or A 'Service'? by proxillin(m): 12:10pm On Oct 23, 2020
The 'force' is important to those policemen. Eh dey turn dem craze
Re: Is The Police Supposed To Be A 'Force' Or A 'Service'? by HAccord: 4:15pm On Oct 23, 2020
Nbotee:
They even renamed it from the Nigerian Police Force to the Nigerian Police sometime ago

I thought it was 'Nigeria police service' (NPS) they discussed?
Re: Is The Police Supposed To Be A 'Force' Or A 'Service'? by naijadrivablog: 9:30pm On Nov 08, 2020
HAccord:

I thought it was 'Nigeria police service' (NPS) they discussed?
The logo too should be changed.

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