On November 22, 2019, President Dekle led senior management to the Adamawa State Police Command headquarters on a courtesy call to the Commissioner of Police.
Her retinue included Provost Muhammadou Kah, Vice President Abba Tahir, AVP Lionel von Frederick Rawlins of Security & Safety Operations, and Dean Chris Mbah of the School of Graduate Studies.
Introducing the team to the Commissioner of Police Audu Adamu Madaki, Dr. Tahir said the visit was to reciprocate that of the CP and his team which was a few weeks earlier.
President Dekle thanked CP Madaki for the invitation and said, "We were very happy when you visited our campus a few weeks ago. We are also happy that you invited us. We have come in friendship, but we want to deepen that. So we are looking at possibly starting conversations about some training programs that are specifically tailored for you---the police force, and we are excited about this.
The CP expressed his gratitude over the AUN team's visit and for the upcoming training.
"I am deeply touched…it is my singular honor to welcome you to the Police Headquarters, a demonstration of friendship and synergy that have existed even before my arrival here. We look forward to more of these collaborations as partners in progress.
When he came to the campus, he had solicited for collaboration in training "so we can exchange ideas and knowledge to enhance our performance in service delivery to the members of the public."
As a security force, the police rely on training and retraining to update knowledge in crime prevention. "We look forward to when the training will be organized so that we can key in," he added.
Professor Kah assured the CP that AUN is ready to intensify its engagement with the Adamawa State Police Command by contributing to the great work of the force. "AUN is a diverse community of expertise and knowledge, endowed with substantive capabilities that can add value and contribute to strengthening the efforts of the police force."
"AUN has competencies and capacities in the emerging disciplines of the future, which have huge implications on security. We have faculty members with capabilities in cybersecurity, information security, data science, and it would be nice to sit with you and design certificate courses for you in these areas that are of huge interest to law enforcement."
Reported by Togor Passa