By Fatima Zahra Muhammad
ASHENEWS reports that the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has launched a personnel data management drive.
This initiative targets the collection of all personnel data on a single server to aid, among other activities, the tracking, and monitoring of its personnel across the 36 states and the FCT.
A statement by the spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi made available to newsmen on Wednesday, said that the NPF has also commenced the training of all Police Public Relations Officers in Nigeria and ICT officers on the data digitalization process.
According to the statement, the command has obtained a “modernized hi-tech biometric machine with unique features like Fingerprint scanner, 2D Scanner, and Smart Facial Recognition application.
“The SmartForce with Storage Servers domiciled in the Nigeria Police Force National Command and Control Centre (NPF-C4i) facilities and SmartForce office, Office of the Force Secretary in the Force Headquarters, Abuja, is aimed at integrating the Force into an ICT-Based System to simplify the management of its personnel records, manage the entire workforce of the Nigeria Police Force, uniquely manage/identify each personnel of the Force and is structured with modern technological concepts to monitor the distribution of personnel workforce and access across the country.
“The system will aid the office of the Force Secretary in planning for the deployment of personnel in the Force, budgetary-related issues, tracing/identification of Police personnel, and retrieval of records as it relates to serving and retired Police personnel,”
The NPF further said that the initiative was among efforts being made to deploy technology in the Nigerian policing system.
“While reiterating his vision for a Police driven by the integration of cutting-edge technology, the Inspector-General of Police has ordered a total overhaul of the former system and a swift commencement of the digitalization process across all Commands and Formations of the Force for timeous upgrade and operation of the system,” the statement added.