Lagos: IIPS trains 91 police officers on criminal profiling

The International Institute of Professional Security (IIPS), over the weekend trained 91 police officers on criminal profiling in Lagos.

The two- day training marked the second event organised by Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Ahmed Lateef, since he assumed office. The training was held at State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba area of the state.

DCP Lateef, stated that training police officers has always been his utmost desire.

“For officers to perform well in their various departments, training is inevitable. This is why I always go the extra mile to deploy experts to come and train my men because it has been my utmost desire,” he said.

Also speaking, the ASP Uthman Mogaji, added that the training comprised 91 police officers as well as Industrial Training IT students.

She stated: “We had training with people from the International Institute of Professional Security and the total number of officers that participated was 91, including the Area Commander from Area D, and all Divisional Police Officers, DPO, under his supervision.

“We had six IT students who were also involved in the training. During the two-day lecture, the first trainer, Mr. Gbon Thomas, explained the difference between criminal profiling and police investigation and provided us with the best of his knowledge.

“Following that, we had Mrs. Folashade, who lectured on social skills. She emphasized the skills needed to be good investigators, such as effective communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving. Her lecture was impactful. Afterward, Dr. Tunji took the stage and discussed leadership in the security department, covering the laws of leadership, wisdom, humility, and decision-making. Every officer involved in the training was able to take home valuable lessons. Dr. Tunji also talked about diplomacy and other related topics.

“It was a two-day training with facilitators from the International Institute of Professional Security. Dr. Tunji took the first part on the first day and taught us the fundamentals of path finding. He explained the aims and objectives of investigations, the characteristics of path finding, and the importance of impartiality and honesty. He also discussed the gathering of material evidence.”