Authority of the Nigeria Police Force has concluded plans to engage thousands of Special Constables to work with conventional policemen in communities.
This is a measure adopted to check rising insecurity in the face of insufficient manpower in force, ROYAL NEWS has gathered.
The recruitment of the special officers, which would be announced any moment from now, has received presidential backing and it is expected to start in Kaduna and other northern states where the traditional emirate and district structures support the system.
It was further learnt that the police had presented the idea to the state governors who were said to have bought into the scheme.
The men, who will not be armed, are expected to handle charge room and administrative duties, crowd control, accident scene duties, alternative dispute resolution and other less sensitive and less risky functions. They are expected to dress in police uniform but with a different force number to distinguish them from the regular cops.
It was learnt that respectable members of the society like pastors, imams, teachers, lawyers, journalists and responsible youths would be considered for the volunteer job.
The Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, confirmed the plan and explained that the candidates for the constabulary would be between the ages of 21-50, and must be physically fit and gainfully employed
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