The Police Service Commission (PSC) says it will sanction erring police officers who show misconduct or unprofessionalism during the forthcoming general elections.
The Commissioner Representing Human Rights, North Central of the PSC, Rommy Mom, stated this at a workshop for police officers from Plateau, Kwara and Niger states on “The Role and Duties of the Police during the General Elections” in Jos on Wednesday.
Mom said the the training was to improve on the role of the police during the elections in Ekiti and Osun States and to ensure the credibility of the electoral process.
He said the PSC would set up smaller teams in every state to work with the headquarters to synergies and coordinate the police network during the elections.
“We shall not hesitate to sanction erring police officers because we want to maintain our standard in protecting democracy especially since the police force is the largest and leading agency providing 85% of the security personnel for the 2019 elections,” he said.