IGP Approves New Dress Code For Female Police Officers

IGP Approves New Dress Code For Female Police Officers
IGP Approves New Dress Code For Female Police Officers

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Baba has reportedly approved a new and improved dress code for women officers, which permits them to wear stud earrings, and headscarf under their berets or peak caps as the case may be while in uniform.

The dress code was unveiled at the IGP’s meeting with Strategic Police Managers on March 3, 2022.

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According to a statement on Friday by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi: “This therefore brings the need to guarantee inclusion, gender mainstreaming, ethnic and religious diversity in the workplace for optimum output and professionalism.

“This has informed the improvement for effective global workforce diversity management. Other countries that have adopted the same dress code include Canada, the United States of America, Sweden, Turkey, Australia and the United Kingdom amongst others.

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“The dress code is optional and Senior Women Police Officers have been tasked by the IGP to ensure compliance with the approved standard for women police officers who have opted to adopt the dress code”.


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The Inspector-General of Police noted that the development, which is in line with international best practices, addresses the growing concern for gender mainstreaming and respect for culture and diversity.


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