United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC, under the framework of the European Union, EU, yesterday trained men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, on integrity, ethics and behavioural change.
The training was anchored on supporting the NPF in capacity building by equipping officers with skills that will enable them apply and sustain ethical considerations in their mandate of prevention and detection of crime, and particularly corruption related offences.
Speaking at the opening ceremony in Kaduna, National Programme Officer, Outreach and Communications‎, UNODC Nigeria, Sylvester Atere, said the training was necessitated by the growing concern for a more people oriented, effective and pro-social police organisation.
According to him, “the training will also help the officers understand the ethical framework in police regulation and the Nigeria Police Code of Conduct 2013.
“They will appreciate the use of ethical framework as a tool for corruption prevention within the police; identify strategies for influencing attitudinal change in the place of work, acquire skills for developing emotional and social intelligence.
“The focus of the training is to instill integrity, ethics and enhance professionalism in the Nigeria Police Force as a respected institution engaged in detection and prevention of crime in Nigeria,” he said.
Atere revealed that about 200 officers drawn from strategic departments, units and formations across the country are participating in the training programme holding simultaneously in three states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, representing four zones.
“Participants comprised 40 instructors of Police Training Schools and 160 middle management staff.

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