New SWAT Operatives to start training on Monday – IGP
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has unveiled the qualifications of officers to join SWAT.
IGP Adamu on Sunday revealed the qualifications of officers to be trained in the new police tactical team to replace the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
He said the training of elected officers for the Special Weapons and Tactics Team would start on Monday, October 19, 2020.
Also, he noted that they didn’t shortlist ex-SARS operatives in the SWAT team.
He also explained that “the officers selected for the training are young, smart and energetic officers
who have gained no less than seven (7) years working experience with clean service records –
no pending disciplinary matters, no record of violation of rights of citizens or misuse of firearms –
and are physically fit to withstand the rigor of SWAT Training and Operations.
“The elected officers shall undergo physical fitness test, medical
and they shall discharge those unsuitable.”