'A' Department (FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION)
This is the highest administrative organ of the Nigeria Police responsible for the finance and administration of the Nigeria Police Force.
It is headed by DIG SD Fakai, NPM,mni.
DIG S.D. FAKAI
The primary functions of ‘A’ Department are as follows:
i. General Administration of the NPF;
ii. Administration of Policies and procedures relating to NPF finance;
iii. Policy formulation and implementation;
iv. Covering of the NPF tenders Board;
v. Police Insurance Welfare Scheme;
vi. Periodic review of all NPF standing orders;
vii. Overseeing the National Housing Scheme, as it relates to the NPF;
viii. Enforcement of discipline among members of the NPF; and
ix. Designing and implementing NPF Policy/Programmes on Welfare.
The Department has the following sections to actualise its function:
1. Central Administration
This section functions as the hub of administrative activities of the NPF. The section liaise with all other Units of 'A' Department for accomplishment of the overall objectives of the department.
2. Force Provost Marshal
The Force Provost Department was established in November, 1986. It is directly responsible to DIG 'A' Department. A Commissioner of Police, who is designated as the Force Provost Marshal, heads the section. The section is responsible for maintaining discipline in the Force.
3. Police Public Relations Office (PPRO) This department is charged with Public Relations duties for the Nigeria Police. By its nature , the office launders the image of the Force, monitors, manages and disseminates information concernig the Force; and forms a liaison between the Force and the public whom the Police have a duty to protect.
4. Budget and Finance The Budget Section is the financial arm of the Force. It has other sub-sections namely, Pensions, Mechanized Salary Section (MSS), Pay office and National Housing Fund. The Budget Section facilitates contact between the Force and the Ministry of Police Affairs, Budget office of the Federation, Federal Ministry of Finance and Central Bank of Nigeria in the implementation of monetary policies of Federal Government as it affects the Force.
5. NPF Insurance
The Nigeria Police Welfare Insurance Scheme to provide Insurance cover for officers and men of the Nigeria Police. The programme is designed to compensate members of the Force who might have suffered accident, injury and death in the course of their official duty.
6. Nigeria Police Medical Services
The Section was established in 1975 with the primary function of rendering health care services to serving members of the Force, retirees of the Force, their immediate families, detainees in Police cells and civillians workinng in the establishment. The Police Medical Service also render health care services to the general public in cases of emergency such as road traffic accidents, robbery victims, flood, fire disasters etc.
7. Police Printing Press
The Police printing Press was established in 1965 to produce books and stationary for official use in the Force throughout the Federation.
8. Police Band
The Police Band performs its statutory duties by performing at ceremonial parades, state/public functions as well as private engagements, thereby furthering the good relationship between the Force and the public.
9. Airport Police Command
10. Sports Unit
11. Railway Police Command
12. Port Authority Police Command