The Police Service Commission (PSC) has said that henceforth, police officers will no longer be promoted to the next rank without the pre-requisite training programmes and examinations.

According to a statement by the commission’s Head, Press and Public Relations, Mr. Ikechukwu Ani, the Chairman, PSC, Alhaji Musiliu Smith, disclosed the new development at a meeting with the management of the Nigeria Police Force on Friday in Abuja.

“From now and henceforth, one of the conditions for promotion must be attendance, and passing the Senior Command Course for senior officers and other prescribed courses for others,” he said.

Smith said the Police Force, before now, had promoted officers severally without attending the requisite training programmes attached to the ranks.The PSC boss, who frowned at irregular posting of officers, also stated that officers should be allowed to stay at a new post for two to three years.He expressed displeasure on the long stay of officers posted to the Police Mobile Force (PMF) and urged that the practice is stopped.

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