1. Crime prevention


The role of police in controlling crime cannot be underestimated. It is extremely important for Nigeria police to keep an eye on the crime situation in their district of responsibility.

2. Protection of lives

This is one of the top functions of the Nigerian police force. The life of every citizen of Nigeria is priceless, and thus it has to be protected at all levels. Police officers have to guide their districts and do everything to prevent crimes that can potentially cause human death.

3. Property protection

Since nowadays many people have expensive houses, furniture, jewelry, gadgets, and other costly goods, one of the top functions of the Police in modern society is to protect all types of property from thieves and bad people. Everyone deserves to live a safe life and keep all his or her belongings.

4. Order preservation

This is also one of the main functions of the Police in modern society since law and order are what has to be respected and followed in every community. Nigeria Police has to preserve order in the district they are responsible for, and only when everyone in the community starts to value law there will be peace and most crime will be prevented beforehand.

5. Offenders arrest

How is it possible to control crime? Police officers know the answer, and their another function is to arrest those people who are offenders, thieves and anyone who commits illegal acts in public or privately. Officers can only arrest such people but are not allowed to badly punish them (kick, bang up, etc.).

6. Crime detection

Nigeria Police has to detect crime and not just do its best to prevent it. Crime detection is an important duty and task of every officer in every state across the country. Each crime has to be investigated, related offenders have to be arrested and sent to jail.

7. Military duties

Every representative of the Police Force in Nigeria also has to perform all the functions described in the special official document called The Police Act. This Act lists all the main functions of the organization, military duties and all powers that are given to the policemen.

8. Prosecutions

Another function that has to be mentioned on our list is prosecutions that are to be conducted by police officers before the court of law. Such duty is listed in The Act and has to be performed by policemen in Nigeria.

9. Person identification

It is also the function of the Nigeria Police to identify those citizens who are in lawful custody. This means the officers have to take pictures of such people, write down their measurements, record their fingerprints etc. Such procedures have to be done on a regular basis.

10. Search through belongings

It is also the function of the Police to search through the person’s belongings if the person seems suspicious. The officer has the right to see the documents, any possession or thing carried if he or she believes that the person might have stolen it or got in any illegal way.


(a) Promote Social and Economic Development by involving Members and Volunteers in the scheme through working with Government, Schools, Non-Profit Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations, etc. in order to preoccupy the youths;

(b) To empower and pre-occupy Nigerian Youths through job creation and provision of alternative employment;

(c) Training Nigerian Youths with good virtuous, strong passion and commitment to the art of Patriotism, Volunteerism Community Services and Nation Building;

(d) To train and equip the Youths with knowledge for Peace Education, Conflict Resolution, Mediation, Reconciliation and Confidence Building;

(e) To give distinct orientation to the Youths and engage them in the provision of essential services such as:

(i) Involving members of the Peace Corps in Community Services such as Immunization, Census and Sanitation Exercises, especially in urban cities, States and Local Government Capitals;

(ii) Provision of Refuse Bins, Waste Baskets, and Handy Waste Bags in public buildings, buses and schools in order to obliterate littered materials;

(iii) Assisting in planting of Economic trees and all forms of environmental conservation.

(iv) Involve members and Volunteers of the Peace Corps in crowd control during public events and in neighborhood watch in order to curb insecurity within the community.

(f) Create a Data Bank and reservoir of trained, qualified professionals and non-professional youths for easy accessibility of manpower from the pool of well-groomed youths whenever the Nation needs their services for either permanent employment or ad-hoc manpower for such national or international programmes as Emergency Relief Services, Voters’ Registration, Election Exercise , etc.

(g) Provide security for all Educational Institutions and checking all forms of examination malpractices and other vices prevalent in Schools and Colleges in order to create a conducive atmosphere for learning. To achieve these, the Peace Corps shall:

(i) Establish Peace Corps Club in Schools and Colleges and involving members of the club in the promotion of internal understanding, Peace Education, Conflict Management and Transformation;

(ii) Maintain surveillance on students organizing secrete societies; identify their members, associates, modus operandi and to make such discoveries known to the appropriate authorities;

(iii) Assist the school authority in the maintenance and enforcement of School Rules and Regulations;

(iv) Detect any plot to vandalize valuable properties of the school or college or any form of dissident act of rioting by students or intruders in order to promote internal peace and security;

(v) Organize Holiday Camps for students where they would be involved in less academic work, but more of games, creative work, martial art, citizenship and leadership training, as well as other extra-curricular programmes and;

(vi) Organize special conferences, seminars and workshops in order to equip the Nigerian youths in Leadership Building Mechanism, so as to prepare them both mentally, morally and physically for their future leadership roles.

(h) Assist in youth developmental activities, Empowerment and Capacity Building for youth Creativity and Innovations, such as:

(i) Identify tools, techniques and the process of critical thinking, creativity, innovation and discovery to facilitate problem solving;

(ii) Initiate and involving the youths in Humanitarian Services in Nigeria and around the world in order to aid transfer of knowledge and Technology;

(iii) Helping the People of interested countries in meeting their needs for training young Men and Women and to promote a better understanding of Nigerians on the parts of the peoples served;

(iv) Serve as Orderlies to members of the Executives, Parliament, Judiciary and Traditional Rulers that are not covered by existing Security Agencies;

(v) Engage Members as Tourists Assistants and Guide to Nigerian and foreigners on visit to the Country, Tourists Sites and other National and State Monuments and Heritage;

(vi) Creation and Management of Public Toilets on highways, including enlightenment against defecation in public places, Recreational Centers, Tourist Sites, etc.; and

(vii) To check all Forms of Examination Malpractices as may be perpetrated by students, invigilators, teachers, lecturers, and other educational staff.

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