As part of its efforts toward reformation, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), has commenced the implementation of the Police Specialized Services Automation Project (POSSAP).
POSSAP is designed to automate the processing and management of the specialized services of the Force such as specialized Escort and Guard services, Police Extract, Police Character Certificate, Supernumerary Police Permit, Fingerprint Information, Police Investigation Report, among others.
Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who disclosed this in a statement made available to The Trumpet on Thursday night, said with the implementation of this POSSAP, individuals and corporate entities who require specialized services rendered by the Police are guaranteed access to these requests via an automated, seamless, transparent and efficient process.
POSSAP was approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) following a memo presented by the Hon Minister of Police Affairs on the 14th of July, 2021.
Subsequently, POSSAP was launched on the 2nd of June, 2022 by the Honourable Minister of Police Affairs, Dr Maigari Dingyadi on behalf of the Federal Government at the Goodluck Jonathan International Peacekeeping Hall, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
According to Adejobi, “The goal of the project is to simply automate the rendition of existing specialized services processes and reap the added benefits of improved transparency, accountability, efficiency and sustainability that technological solutions deliver. It will also benefit the Force by minimizing dependence on the Federal Government for funding and improving the welfare of personnel.
“The automation project is being rolled out in phases, with Police Character Certificate, Specialized Escort and Guard Services and Police Extract as the services in the pilot phase, while other services will be subsequently onboarded.”
He further disclosed that the Force has initiated engagements with internal and external stakeholders to ensure unison of purpose to achieve a seamless transition to the automated platform.
“As at date, players in some industry verticals such as Banking, Telecommunications, Oil and Gas, as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Embassies, have been intimated about this transition and this exercise will be a continuum.
“NPF’s specialized services can be accessed via the POSSAP website – https://possap.gov.ng. For further information, applicants for police specialized services can contact Command PPROs and POSSAP Desk Officers in their respective State Criminal Investigations Departments (SCIDs) across the Nation,” he added.
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