Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The Nigeria Police is the primary police serving Nigeria. There are currently plans to increase the force to 650,000, adding 280,000 new recruits to the existing 370,000. The NP is a very large organization consisting of 36 State commands grouped into 12 history of nigeria police force pdf and 7 administrative organs.
The agency is currently headed by IGP Ibrahim Kpotun Idris. Nigeria’s police was first established in 1820. The first person to have the highest rank in all the police is commissioner general colonel KK. In 1879 a 1,200-member armed paramilitary Hausa Constabulary was formed. In 1896 the Lagos Police was established. Royal Niger Company Constabulary in 1888 with headquarters. 1900s, part of the Royal Niger Company Constabulary became the Northern Nigeria Police, and part of the Niger Coast Constabulary became the Southern Nigeria Police.