POLICY BRIEF: OVERVIEW OF THE POLICE REGULATIONS AND AREAS RECOMMENDED FOR REVIEW
The current police Act, 2020 is designated as “the Nigeria Police Force (Establishment) Act, 2020” was passed into law by the Senate on the 22nd of July 2020 and assented by President Muhammadu Buhari on September 16, 2020. The police regulations as part of the Act are yet to be reviewed to capture the new provisions of the Act. The regulations were last reviewed in 1968.
The primary objectives of the Act are based on accountability and transparency, protection of human rights and fundamental freedom, and partnership with other security agencies are well defined within the Act. Without the Regulations, these laudable objectives will not be met.Download