Human Resource Development and the Performance of Nigeria Police Force: An Assessment of the Force Headquarters Abuja, 2000-2016
Studies have revealed that human resource development constitutes the nucleus of personnel management that no organization can afford to toy with. It therefore, follows that in the Nigeria police force a good organizational structure cannot alone guarantee efficiency, in order to achieve a good organizational performance there must be human resource development plan. The Nigeria Police Force is a law enforcement agency, through which the federal government intend to achieve her security objectives. However, to accomplish this, many reforms was introduced in the force which focused on the development of the existing human resource in the Nigeria police Force. Using the system approach to training as its theoretical framework this study attempt to ascertain whether there is any relationship between the manpower development programmes in the Nigeria Police Force and the performance of its employees between 2000-2016. It also attempts to examine if there is any relationship between inadequate training and the low-performance of the Nigeria Police Force within the period first above mentioned. With the Carl Pearson Product Moment Correlation coefficient coupled with the modified student t-test as it analytical tool the study reveals that there is a positive correlation between the man power development programs in Nigeria Police Force and the performance of its employees. It also discovered that there is a significant relationship between inadequate training and the contemporary stumpy performance of the Nigeria Police Force. The study among other factors recommends that the general measure for improving productivity in any organization should include sound recruitment procedure and manpower development planning.