The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has, in accordance with Section 18 of the Police Act 2020, ordered all personnel of the defunct SARS to report at the Force Headquarters, Abuja for debriefing, psychological and medical examination.
The officers are expected to undergo this process as a prelude to further training and reorientation before being redeployed into mainstream policing duties.
The medical examination will be carried out by the newly set-up Police Counselling and Support Unit PCS, a Unit, which henceforth shall engage in psychological management, re-orientation and training of officers of the Force deployed for tactical operations and other duties.
Meanwhile, the IGP has set up a new Special Weapons and Tactics SWAT Team that will fill the gaps arising from the dissolution of the defunct SARS.
Prospective members of this new team will also undergo psychological and medical examination to ascertain their fitness and eligibility for the new assignment.