Be Proactive, Civil Defence Chief Charges Forensic, Behavioural Personnel
Being more proactive is currently a mandatory requirement for officers and men of the Forensic and Behavioural Unit of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.They are also expected to competently deploy their professional skills towards the growth of the agency.
Commandant General of the Corps, Ahmed Audi, who gave the charge says the requirement is aimed at creating an opportunity for the actualisation of the strategic vision of making personnel who are highly motivated, stable and capable of applying Forensics International Best Practices to provide litigation support that will be infallible in prosecuting cases at the open court.
In line with Audi’s directive to develop a multi-dimensional approach to stem the tide of insecurity currently bedeviling Nigeria, Commandant of Plateau State Command, Alexander Bissa Barunde, has commenced training for the Female Squad and the Rapid Response Squad in the state.
While declaring the training camp opened in Jos, Commandant Alexander said there is need for officers and men of Plateau command to meet the security needs of the people by putting in place security measures and strategies that will combat the numerous security challenges with a view to ensuring a safe and secured Nigeria.
He stressed that the core mandates of NSCDC could only be achieved with adequate training and capacity building, hence his resolve to implement the directive of the CG to replicate the establishment of the Female Squad in all the 36 state commands including the FCT.
He therefore encouraged the trainees to inculcate the habit of discipline and professionalism in discharging their duties.
However, the NSCDC chief made the charge during a workshop for forensic desk officers across the formations at the National Headquarters, Abuja where he stressed the resolve of his administration to have a well motivated staff strength through structured welfare, training and manpower development that is capable of producing operatives that are mentally stable and psychologically balanced.
Spokesman for the Corps, Olusola Odumosu, in a statement said his principal encouraged all the Forensic Desk Officers to pay close attention to training in order to acquire vital skills and knowledge that will in turn be transferred to personnel of various state commands to enhance the operational efficiency of the Corps because only a stable mind can cope with the rigours of a constantly changing societal challenges.
Audi, according to him, added that one key area of interest to his administration is the introduction of Forensic Psychotherapy which is a modern and proactive measures to treat people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCDs) and hyper activities that are responsible for most of the contemporary crimes.
He promised to unveil a Forensic and behavioral Policy for the Corps, while also commending the effort of the head of Forensic unit, Dr. Tersoo Shaapera in ensuring that all forensic officers across State Commands remain focused despite all challenges.
The CG urged the desk officers to continue to give their best in ensuring scientific analysis of evidences and by extension giving therapeutic intervention strategies that would add value to the Corps and Nigeria’s National Security in general.