Zone Four (4) Police Command located in the North-central Geo-political zone of Nigeria is one of the resultant effects of the Force reorganization in 1986 during which six Zones were created. Certain numbers of States were placed under the Zone for the purpose of effective supervision and administration. Zone Four presently has three States Commands under it namely: Benue, Plateau and Nasarawa State commands with the Zonal Headquarters in Makurdi, Benue State. The entire Zone four has a total land mass of about 92,089 square kilometers.
Benue State, the “Food Basket of the Nation” has a land mass of 34,059 square kilometers, covering 23 Local Government areas with its capital in Makurdi. Nasarawa State, the “Home of Solid Minerals” has a land mass of 27,117 square kilometers, covering 13 Local Government Areas with its capital in Lafia, while Plateau State, the “Home of Peace and Tourism”, has 17 Local Government Areas with a total land mass of 30,913 square kilometers with its capital in Jos.