The Nigerian Police Force is embracing modern digitilasation of Police personnel records in the country.
This is according to the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi on Wednesday.
In a statement, the Spokesperson disclosed that the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba has now ordered a total overhaul of the former system and a swift commencement of the digitalisation process across all Commands and Formations of the Force for timeous upgrade and operation of the system.
This innovation will aid personnel records Digitalisation and Biometric Capturing of all officers of the Nigeria Police Force to ensure that all officers have their details captured and stored for record purposes and to ease administrative bottlenecks, create ease in tracking postings/transfers, and issue Radio Frequency Identification, RFID cards for personnel identification.
Launching the SmartForce on Wednesday, the IGP said SmartForce and its Storage Servers is domiciled in the Nigeria Police Force National Command and Control Centre, NPF-C4i, facilities and SmartForce office, Office of the Force Secretary in the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
He further explained that the system is aimed at integrating the Force into an ICT-Based System to simplify the management of its personnel records, manage the entire workforce of the Nigeria Police Force, uniquely manage/identify each personnel of the Force and is structured with modern technological concepts to monitor the distribution of personnel workforce and access across the country. The system will aid the office of the Force Secretary in planning for the deployment of personnel in the Force, budgetary-related issues, tracing/identification of Police personnel, and retrieval of records as it relates to serving and retired Police personnel.
Also, the IGP has flagged off the practical training of Police Public Relations Officers, PPROs, and ICT Officers from the 36 State Commands and the FCT at the Force Headquarters on handling and use of the gadgets provided for data capturing of all personnel including a modernised hi-tech biometric machine with unique features like Fingerprint scanner, 2D Scanner, and Smart Facial Recognition application.