NIGERIA POLICE FORCE OVERHAUL OF SARS IN VIEW
The Nigeria Police Force is committed to full compliance with the Presidential directives on the overhaul of SARS.
The outfit will now be known as the Federal Special
Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS).
All SARS Teams Nationwide have been collapsed under the new F-SARS with a Commissioner of Police appointed to head F-SARS and report to the Inspector General of Police through the DIG
Department of Operations.
The Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad have been moved from the Force Criminal Intelligence and
Investigation Department to the Department of Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
F-SARS is now saddled with the responsibility of fighting Armed Robbery and Kidnapping-related
New FSARS Commanders also appointed to operate in States and Zonal Commands and are to be accountable for actions of Personnel under them.
A new Standard Operational Guidelines and Procedures, and code of conduct for all FSARS
personnel to ensure that the operations of FSARS is in strict adherence to the rule of law and with due regards to international human rights law and constitutionally guaranteed rights of citizens; has been unveiled and being enforced in totality.
A committee of Senior Police officers, Technical Consultants, Human Rights/Civil Society
organizations (CSOs) has been setup to review and monitor the activities of FSARS under the new
arrangement with the use of a Custody Records Management System.
Human Rights Desk Officers for FSARS in every State to take complaints from the public and forward same to Force Headquarters. The offcer will be
answerable to the Commissioner of Police, FSARS at the Force Headquar’ters and not Commander FSARS in the States.
Henceforth, FSARS personnel will not perform Stop and Search duties except on distress call to
respond to armed robbery and kidnapping offences only and they must appear in their Police uniform with full identification pending the launch of new FSARS uniform with identity name tag by
the Inspector General of Police for all FSARS Personnel throughout the country.
Periodic training program/medical and psychological screening in collaboration with some Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Local and International NGOs,
and other Human Rights Organizations on core Police Duties, Observant of Human Rights and Handling, Care and Custody of Suspects have been
directed by the Inspector General of Police for all Federal SARS personnel nationwide with immediate effect.
Members of the public who have any complåint in the past or present of violation of their rights by any SARS Personnel anywhere in the country are to report via the following channels for investigation.
i. DIG, Department of Operations: 08037025670
ii. IGP X-SQIJAD 0902 690 0729, 08078662130, 08174041000 – CALLS 0903 227 8905 – SMS
09035621377 — whatsapp Email: email@example.com
iii. ICP Monitoring Unit: firstname.lastname@example.org,08036242591
iv. Commissioner of Police, FSARS: 08033476852
v. FORCE PUBLIC COMPLAINT BUREAU 07056792065 Calls/SMS/whatsapp
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
vi.PUBLlC COMPLAINT RAPID RESPONSE UNIT
08057000001 – Calls Only
08057000002 – Calls Only
08057000003 — SMS & whatsapp only
Twitter: @PoliceNG PCRRU
vii. email@example.com 08027757359
viii. firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
x. Lincoln Carter Foundation 07037887630,
Message from the Force Public Relations Department
Force Headquarters, Abuja