Format: MS WORD | Chapter: 1-5 | Pages: 65-80
THE EFFECT OF NIGHT SHIFT ON THE LIFE OF THE NIGERIA POLICE OFFICER
1.1 Background of the Study
The importance of good public view in any organization, let alone the police, need not be exaggerated, they (the police) are an indispensable organ of government in any civilized community; as agreed to by Jemibewon (2004) ‘the police is a powerful element in the strength and weakness of any nation.’ However, for the police as an establishment to succeed, cooperation of the public is essential. It was Fisher (2002) who said that ‘architecture is and should be seen as an agent of change and inter-personal relations, which was also agreed to by Gehry (1990) who said that ‘architecture is an endless, evolving process which ultimately leads to a deeper understanding of inter-personal relations’; he goes further to say that ‘architecture can be used to solve social problems.’ Studies over the years have revealed that police public relationship in Nigeria is evidently unsatisfactory; this could be traced to its pioneers who were semi- military forces with little or no regards for human rights. The aforementioned observation thus presents a case for a new trend in the Nigeria police force to enhance social interaction with the public and thus aid the concept of community policing proposed by the government and to be pioneered by the nations’ premier officers’ mess. The mess is a veritable avenue according to Kenmore (2000), ‘for promoting, and fostering the police profession and encouraging honesty, courtesy, loyalty, and harmony of police officers to each other and to the public.