There has been a rising concern on the security of the country. This project is focused on studying the Nigeria police as law enforcement agency in Awka, Anambra state. The study made use of both secondary and primary data. And the research instrument used was the questionnaire Administered to a sample size of 100 respondents. From the test result of hypothesis one, the study discovered that inadequate training does not significantly contribute to ineffective crime control by the law enforcement agencies in Nigeria and hypothesis two shows that the effort of the law enforcement agents in creating a safer Nigeria is greatly hampered by unavailability of modern crime gadgets.
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
relationship between police and citizens must be informed between ethical and
professional principles that allow for the effectiveness of their function. One
of the challenges to the community police units is to maintain peace and. When
Law is violated, crime has been committed. The study seeks to focus on the law
Enforcement Agency (Nigeria Police Force) in crime control and prevention. The
law enforcement agency in real sense of the term according to Iwarime-Jaja
(1991: 74), refers to criminal justice agency ( federal, state or local) which perform
the principal functions of prevention, and apprehension of alledged offenders.
By enforcement of the law Nigeria Police Force reflect the ideological interest
and priority desired by the controllers of the state as observable in
the length and breadth of our nation Thompson (1986), posted that innocent
citizens are gripped with fear of armed men, hoodlums, and vagabonds who
perpetrate their evil with reckless abandon.
society has ever since been witnessing an unprecedented upsurge of criminal
activities ranging from conventional, victimless to white-collar crime,
especially “pen-robbery” which is now almost institutionalized. Any nation
plagued with this magnitude of social problem which people sign as they pass by
make comments like it’s too bad, will no doubt look for solutions. It is on
this basis that Nigeria Police Force has come to stay.
to Ogunleye (1976:250, duties of the police are defined in section 4 of the4
police Act as “the prevention and detection of crime, the apprehension of
offenders, the preservation
of law and order, the
regrettable, it is only the latter that law