Inyang, who supervises the South-South zone, also disclosed that the authority released N200 million, as palliative for retirees of the force.
Speaking in Port Harcourt during his working visit in Rivers State, the DIG explained that 4,410 of the persons promoted are senior officers.
He said the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, had approved the promotion of all ranks and file up to 2013 and that more personnel would be promoted soon.
He also stated that crime had reduced drastically in the states South-South region and enjoined commissioners of police and area commanders use the Operation Safer Highways to ensure adequate policing.
However, the Rivers State Police Command paraded 37 persons suspected to be involved in kidnapping, armed robbery and cultism in the state and displayed several weapons recovered from the criminals.