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Police IG Sets Up Judges Protection Units

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BEVERLY HILLS, May 07, (THEWILL) – The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, has directed Command Commissioners of Police to immediately establish “Judges Protection Units'' (JPU) for the protection of Judges and Courts in their respective areas of jurisdiction.

This directive was made public Thursday in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Emmanuel Ojukwu.

The statement said the units will ensure that the judiciary and judicial officers have adequate security in the discharge of their duties.

It also said that the IG had directed the commissioners to assign Assistant Commissioners of Police in charge of Training and Development to conduct training and orientation for personnel designated for the JPUs.

The statement emphasized that personnel for the assignment must exhibit high sense of professionalism, courage, integrity, discipline and respect for human rights.

It said that Arase had also directed the reduction in the number of police aides attached to Civil Commissioners nationwide.

It will be recalled that Arase, during his maiden meeting with command commissioners of police and other senior officers on April 29, promised to take measures to protect judges.