Rivers State gets new Commissioner of Police


Lorine Emenike

The new commissioner of police in Rivers State, CP Mustapha Dandaura has assumed duty as the 40th Commissioner of Police in the State.

The new CP took over from CP Usman A. Belel who is now redeployed to the Force Headquarters, in the Department of Research and Statistics.

CP Mustapha Dandaura hails from Katsina State, where he had his early education before proceeding to the Bayero University, Kano, where he obtained his Bachelors Degree BA (HONS) in History and Masters Degree in International Affairs and Strategic Studies, from Post Graduate School, NDA Kaduna.

The CP was appointed Assistant Superintendent of Police on 3rd March 1990.

CP Mustapha Dandaura has served the Force in various capacities among which include:-Patrol and Guard, Adewole Estate Division, Kwara State, Divisional Traffic Officer, Surulere, ADC to the Military Administrator, Adamawa State, ADC to the Governor of Kwara State, Divisional Police Officer Karu, Gwarimpa and National Assembly Divisions, respectively.

Chief Superintendent of Police, Operations, FCT Command, Assistant Commissioner of Police, State CIID FCT Command,
Assistant Force Secretary 1 Force Headquarters, Deputy Force Secretary, Force Headquarters Abuja, Commandant Police College, Kaduna, Commissioner of Police Railway Police Command, Lagos and as the Immediate past Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Police Command, from where he was found professionally worthy and deployed to the State as the 40Th Commissioner of Police.

PROFESSIONAL COURSES ATTENDED INCLUDE -Police Academy, Cairo Egypt 1998. International Law Enforcement Academy, Botswana 2005. International Law Enforcement Academy, New Mexico USA 2019.

He is a versatile Police Officer with an impeccable track record in crime-fighting. A Global Security Watch Strategist, An International Security Watch Ambassador.

The CP wishes to assure the good people of the State, that his reign will change the narrative in Policing Strategy and rekindle the peoples’ trust in the Police.