Department of Training And Development is one of the seven departments in the Nigeria Police Force. It plans for and coordinates all the activities to meet the training needs of the Force. The department coordinates the recruitment process of the force; staff and manpower development; training and retraining of officers and men of the Force. It is specifically saddled with the task of formulating and implementing policies on training and manpower development to keep the force in alignment with the dynamic nature of the society. Through its activities, the department works assiduously to ensure that the force executes its cardinal responsibilities of protection of life and property as well as the preservation of peace and order in the society. A Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG), who is responsible to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), heads the department.

1.2. In view of the importance attached to training in the Nigeria Police Force, especially on standard and uniformity, the department is not replicated like other departments at the zonal and state command levels. Therefore, it coordinates all activities of the force with regards to training and manpower development from the Force Headquarters, Abuja. At this level, it operates three sections headed by Commissioners of Police. The sections are:

  • Administration
  • Training
  • Inspectorate
1.3.The Department carries out her training functions through the following institutions:
  • Police Staff College, Jos
  • Police Academy, Kano
  • Police College, Ikeja
  • Police College, Kaduna
  • Police College, Maiduguri
  • Police College, Oji-River
  • Police Detective College, Enugu
  • Police College of Information Technology, Abeokuta
  • Police Mobile Training School, Gwoza
  • Police Mobile Training School, Ila-orangun
  • Mounted/Dog Training Schools, Jos
  • Traffic Training School, Ikeja
  • Police School of Music, Ikeja
  • Police School of Communication, Ikeja & Kaduna
  • Police School of Anti-Terrorism, Nonwa-Tai
  • Police Training School, Sokoto
  • Police Training School, Bauchi
  • Police Training School, Minna
  • Police Training School, Jos
  • Police Training School, Nonwa Tai
  • Police Training School, Ibadan
  • Police Training School, Benin City
  • Police Training School, Oyin Akoko
  • Police Training School, Makurdi
  • Police Training School, Iperu
  • Police Training School, Calabar
  • Police Training School, Ilorin
  • Police Training School, Ikeja