Mr Joseph Gobum Mukan, on Monday, assumed duties as the 41st Commissioner of the Rivers State Police Command.
He succeeds CP Mustapha Dandaura who has been redeployed to the Force Headquarters, as CP Provost.
According to a statement by Dsp Nnamdi Omoni, the public relations officer of the command, the new Commissioner of Police was appointed on the 15th day of March, 1988 as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police.
He hails from Kanke Local Government Area of Plateau State and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A HONS) in History, from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
CP Joseph G. Mukan has attended various Professional Courses both home and abroad.
He is an Alumnus of the American International Law Enforcement Academy, Washington DC USA, with a Certificate in Diplomatic Protection.
He has served the Force in various capacities.
The New Rivers State Commissioner of Police, the statement said, is a versatile Police Officer with impeccable track records in crime fighting.
“He wishes to assure the good people of the State that, he has come to serve them with humility and Integrity. He has promised to rekindle the people’s confidence in the Police and reposition the Command for efficiency and productivity, with special attention on the respect for citizens’ fundamental Human Rights.
“He is strongly appealing to the good people of the State to continue to see the Police as their own, while soliciting for cooperation in terms of information sharing, among others” .