Police gets first female Force Public Relations Officer

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Ag. ACP Olabisi A. Kolawole, FPRO

The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has appointed Assistant Commissioner of Police, Olabisi Alofe Kolawole, as the new Force Public Relations Officer.

She became the first female police officer to be appointed as force police spokesperson.

ACP Kolawole, who holds a first degree in Law from Ogun State University and a Masters degree in Police Leadership and Management from University of Leicester, United Kingdom, takes over from Emmanuel Ojukwu who is now the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State command.

The new FPRO has served in various capacities both at national and international level and was the Force Gender Adviser before her recent posting.

Deputy Force PRO, CSP Abayomi Shogunle, in a statement on Friday, said that the Inspector General has also appointed ACP Idowu Owohunwa as his Principal Staff Officer (PSO).

The new PSO, who holds a Bachelors degree in International Studies from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria as well as Masters degree in Criminal Justice and Policing from University of Leeds, United Kingdom, has served the Nigeria Police in diverse capacities, such as Staff Officer to the 2006 Alhaji Dan Madami-Chaired Presidential Committee on Nigeria Police Reforms, Divisional Crime Officer, National Assembly Complex Police Division, Abuja.

He was pioneer head of the Intelligence Analysis Unit of the Force Intelligence Bureau. He takes over from Austin Iwar, who is now the Commissioner of Police, Gombe State command.

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