The Police, on Tuesday, announced the appointment of Prof. Olu Ogunsakin as the Director of the National Institute for Police Studies.
A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba in Abuja said Ogunsakin was a Senior Adviser to the City of London Police, responsible for developing standardised operational protocols for over 10 years.
Ogunsakin was also the lead consultant on security and policing to the Department of International Development, British Council, Nigeria.
Before the appointment, the professor was the Technical Adviser to the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.
“While congratulating the director, the I-G expresses strong belief that Ogunsakin will 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 offices from other security agencies, the Institute will help in finding solutions to emerging security challenges in country,” he added
He said the Institute, temporarily located within the Police Staff College, Jos was an affiliate of the Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil Kano.
The institute would provide police personnel, alongside other members of the national security community, with needed skills and knowledge on safety and security.