Muyiwa Adejobi has been appointed as the new Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer by the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu.
The appointment of Adejobi, a member of Penpushing Platform was contained in a posting of officers issued in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)
The Osun State born police officer was before his appointment the Personal Assistant to the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Abdulmajid Ali in Department of Operations, Force headquarters, Abuja, who recently retired from the service
Penpushing reports that, he had attended number of courses which include: Superindent of Police Course 22, Police Academy, Wudli,Kano, Police Mobile Force Training, Gwoza Camp, Maiduguri, Citizenship and Leadership Training, Shere Hills, Jos, Conflict handling Styles,University of Ibadan, Public Relations Skills and Styles Force Public Relations, Nigerian Police Force, Abuja, and completing the Development of Nigeria Police Force Media and Communications Strategy, Abuja
The officer also attended leadership training by pointman leadership institute, United States of America (USA),public relations strategies, by usa embassy Abuja, public relations and effective policing of nigeria,Abuja ,mandatory continuing professional development course, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations(NIPR),efficiency skill for law enforcers worldwide by international association of chiefs of police, Philadelphia, United States of America(USA),several conflict management, human rights, community policing, public relations principles etc courses at various stages and areas both within and outside Nigeria.
Adejobi had held prominent positions which include; corps liaison officer, National Youth Service Corps(NYSC), Nnewi North local government, Nnewi ,Anambra State, Parade Commander, Squad 6, Cadet ASP course 22, Police Academy, Kano, Second-in-Command, General Parade Commander, Ogun State Command, Operations Officer, Sagamu Division, Ogun State, Officer in charge Anti Bank Robbery and Pipeline Vandalisation, Sagamu, Administrative officer, Department of operations, Ogun State Command, Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Command, Police Public Relations Officer, zone 2 Command, Onikan, Lagos, Operations Officer, Department of operations, Lagos State Command, Directing staff, Police College Ikeja, Lagos
The Lagos State Police spokesman is also a member of associations and professional bodies which include: Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) ,Pointman Leadership Institute, USA, International Association of Chiefs of Police, United States of America(USA), Institute of Corporate Administration, Nigeria, Boys Brigade, Anglican Communion, Nigeria, Fellow, Alpha Club, University of Ibadan as well as several social clubs, Nigeria and abroad.
Adejobi had received awards and medals which include: commendation award by National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Anambra state Inspector General of Police commendation certificate, best Police Public Relations Officer in West Africa by Security Watch Africa, Dubai, United Arab Emirate (UAE). best Police Public Relations Officer in Nigeria by Security Watch Africa, Johannesburg South Africa, merit award by Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, Ogun State Chapter and best Police Image maker of the year, by Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria(CRAN)
The others awards are: best State Police Public Relations Officer of the year, by National Crime Watch, Outstanding Public Relations Professional Award by Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, Ogun State Chapter, Merit Award by Nigeria Union of Journalists, Ogun State Council, Outstanding Police Officer Award by Uhuru Times, Merit Award by Boys Brigade Nigeria, 71st Ibadan Company, Merit Award by Teachers Club of Nigeria, Ogun State, Distinguished Award by National Association of Theatre Art Practitioners, Ogun State, Distinguished Award by National Association of Owu Students, Ogun State, Distinguished ward by National Association of Nigerian Students, Award of Excellence by Rotaract Club International, Federal College of Education(FCE), Abeokuta