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Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO)

DCP DONALD N. AWUNAH

PROFILE OF DCP DONALD N. AWUNAH, FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER (FORCE PRO).

DCP Donald N. Awunah fsi, an alumnus of many distinguished academic institutions, such as University of Ilorin, Ilorin (2014-2015), Institute of Security Studies, Abuja (2014), Benue State University, Makurdi (2009-2010, 1995-1996), Federal Polytechnic, Ida (1989-1990), University of Lagos (1981-1984), School of Basic Studies, Ugbokolo (1978-1980), Padopads Harmony Secondary School, Makurdi (1973-1978), Ladi-Lak Primary School, Yaba, Lagos (1969-1973) and St. Mathias Primary School, Ogwashi-Uku, Delta (1968-1969).

He obtained the following academic qualifications; M.A in International Relations and Strategic Studies in 2010, B.A (Hons) in Philosophy in 1984, ADPM in 1996 and Certificate in Mass Communication in 1990. Besides his core academic trainings and attainments, DCP Donald attended numerous Professional Police Courses within and outside the country namely: National Security Training in Israel (2015), UNODC Seminar for Criminal Justice Practitioners on the implementation of UN Convention Against Trans-national Organized Crime in Abuja (2002), Community Policing Training, Huston, USA (2007), Police Leadership and Management - Community Policing, Scottish Police College, Scotland (2003), Study Tour of England and Scotland Police Formations - Community Policing (2003), Crime Prevention: Trans-national Organised Crime - Unafei, Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan (2000) and Advanced Detective Course (1991);

He also has the following working experience; A member of the Nigeria Police Contingent to the UN Peace Keeping Mission in East-Timor (UNMIT) between (2008 - 2009) where he served as the UN Police Spokesperson. He served in various capacities in the Force; he was 2i/c Special Fraud Unit, FCID Abuja (2001), Assistant Commissioner of Police, Management Service (2009-2010), Area Commander, Owerri Area Command, Imo State (2010-2011), Assistant Commissioner of Police, CID Department, Akwa-Ibom State (2011-2013), Deputy Commissioner of Police, Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Edo State (2014) and Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge Homicide, FCIID (2014)

He has also acquired proven skills in Police Public Relations and Extensive knowledge in detective and investigative work.

A member of various professional bodies, among which are the Fellow, Institute of Security Studies (fsi), Fellow, Institute of Corporate Administration and Member, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), DCP Don Awunah, a lover of sports, Reading, News Hunting and Man O War Activities, is happily married with children

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PAST AND PRESENT FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICERS (FPROs)

S/N RANK NAME DATE
1 DCP EZEKIEL HART 1961 – 1983
2 CP FELIX MUSA 1983 - 1985
3 CP D.U.A. ISANG 1984 - 1985
4 CP FELIX MUSA 1985 - 1986
5 ACP RAPH ONYEJEKWE 1986 - 1987
6 ACP LEKAN ALABI 1987 - 1989
7 CP ALBERT AFEGBAI 1989 - 1990
8 CP FRANK A. ODITA 1990 - 1992
9 CSP HAZ IWENDI 1992 - 1993
10 DCP TUNJI ALAPINI 1993 - 1997
11 DCP YOUNG E. AREBAMEN 1997 - 2000
12 DCP HAZ IWENDI 2000 - 2002
13 DCP CHRIS A. OLAKPE 2002 - 2005
14 SP EMMANUEL IGHODALO JAN 2005 - AUGUST 2005
15 CP HAZ IWENDI 2005 - 2007
16 ACP AGBEREBI E. AKPOEBI 2007 - 2008
17 ACP EMMANUEL C.S. OJUKWU 2008 - 2010
18 DCP OLUSOLA E. AMORE 2010 - 2012
19 CSP FRANK E. MBA 2012 - 2014
17 CP EMMANUEL C.S. OJUKWU 2014 - 2015
18 ACP OLABISI KOLAWOLE AUGUST,2015 - JUNE, 2016
19 DCP DONALD N.AWUNAH 2016 - TILL DATE
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