Crime Alleviation: Nigeria Police to establish new, improved national crime database


The Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, has revealed that the force is set to establish a new national crime database to make police service more efficient in the country.

The Police spokesperson said this during an interview on Channels Television revealing that the national crime database has reached the last stage of completion.

According to him, that database is being established at the force headquarters to link all police divisions and formations in the six geopolitical zones in the country.

“The national crime database will ensure that when we collect data, they are immediately processed for usage to prevent crime. This new initiative is to enable the process to be faster and more efficient,” he said.

“When people are traveling outside this country to work or study, they come to the police to get criminal data so that we can verify them; this is what we call character certificate. We currently have a central record where we that in Lagos. We have been using this to fight crime and to ensure crime prevention is effective.

“But this (national crime database) is part of the new initiative by the government to make police service more efficient and more effective,” he said.

Moshood, however, added that the Force will require more budgetary allocation to fully complete and implement the new initiative.


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