By Amarachi Michael 

CP Augustina Nwuka Ogbodo has officially assumed duties as the 26th Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi state.
Ogbodo who took over from CP Sunday Olaleye Faleye on 07-07-2023 holds a Bachelors degree in History and a diploma in Police Science.
According to a Press statement signed by  Public Relations Officer of the command SP Onome Onovwakpoyeya and made available to journalists in Abakaliki on Friday, CP Ogbodo is best referred to as police officer extra-ordinaire and shall drive her administration on the following policies : “Free and unrestricted access to the Command and its officers by the opening up of multiple communication channels between the Command and the general Public .
“Human Rights Based Policing , where suspects will not be detained outside the Constitutional Permissible threshold. Community Based Policing ,with frequent interface with Critical Stakeholders and Local Community Leaders .
“Synergy collaboration and cooperation with other sister agencies. Collaboration with members of the Bar and media as partners in progress.
The statement reads:
“The Ebonyi State Police Command wishes to inform the good people of Ebonyi State of the official assumption of duty of CP Augustina Nwuka Ogbodo as the new Commissioner of Police Ebonyi state.
“She took over the mantle of leadership of the command from the outgoing Commissioner of Police, CP FALEYE S. OLALEYE psc who meritoriously pulled out of the Force on retirement after a meritorious service today.
“CP Augustina Nwuka Ogbodo hails from Enugu south LGA of Enugu State. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the prestigious University of Nigeria Nsukka and also a diploma in Police science from police staff College Jos.
“She enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force on the 3rd of march 1990 as Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police and was subsequently trained at the police academy annex, Kaduna.
“She has served meritoriously in various capacities in different geo-political zones of the Country. She has served as divisional traffic Officer, divisional Crime Officer, divisional police Officer.
“On her promotion to the rank of Assistant Commissioner Of Police,She served as assistant Commissioner Of Police in charge criminal investigation department, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.
“On her elevation to the rank of Deputy Commissioner Of Police, she served in  administration, department of Logistics and Supply, Force Headquarters Abuja,  department of Administration, FCT Command abuja, and also as deputy Commissioner of Police, homicide section Force criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department Abuja.
“On her promotion to the enviable rank of Commissioner Of Police, she served as Commissioner of Police in charge of welfare, Force Headquarters Abuja and currently  she is the 26th and 3rd woman Commissioner Of Police Ebonyi State Police Command.
She has attended several courses such as advance detective course, police Staff College Jos.(2002), intermediate Command Course, police Staff College Jos,(2006), Strategic planning and Intelligence – led policing (2009) and strategic leadership and command course(2017).
“CP Augustina Nwuka Ogbodo is a thorough-bred Police Officer, one of the finest of our time, she can be referred to as a police officer extra-ordinaire.”
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