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Crime & Punishment of Monday, 10 February 2020

Source: MyNigeria

Sport is a crucial element in policing- Nigerian Police

The Nigerian Police Force has described sports as a very crucial element in policing.

This was disclosed by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu during the 12th Nigeria Police Biennial Games which held at the force headquarters today, in Abuja.

Explaining how important sports is to the force, Adamu said sports, like fighting crime helps police officers maintain a very high level of physical well-being & mental alertness.

"Sports is a crucial element in policing. This is because as a physically tasking and mentally demanding profession, every police officer is expected to maintain a very high level of physical well-being & mental alertness in order to aid in the optimal performance of their duties," he stated.



He also added in his remarks that the principles of comradeship, fairness, discipline, resilience, and focus were very important for any police officer. Adamu then urged members of the force to imbibe these principles in order to remain on a high professional pedestal.