Inspector General of Police Solomon Arase pictured May 2nd at the launch of the new Supernumerary Police Uniform in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. Speaking at the event, IGP Arase said;
“The concept of Supernumerary Police draws from Sec. 18 of the Nigeria Police Act which provides guidelines for their establishment and also grants them the powers, privileges and immunities of police officers, but as limited to area in respect of which they are appointed and in any police area adjacent thereto, but not elsewhere. In essence, therefore, SPY Police are engaged for specific security functions within a restricted jurisdiction or operational space.