“COMMAND WITHOUT DEBASEMENT”: SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVED INTRA-FORCE RELATIONS IN NIGERIA POLICE FORCE THROUGH EXCELLENCE PUBLIC RELATIONS

Chinyere Ikeh

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This paper highlights the imperative of effective intra-relations within the Nigerian Police Force. Most discourses of public relations in relation to the Nigeria Police Force focus more on the external publics with less interest on the internal public. Being a hierarchical organization characterized by top-down communication expressed in form chain of command, it assumes that the police force has no use for symmetrical communication which is the hallmark of Grunig’s excellence theory of public relations. However, this study proves otherwise, that excellent public relations can be practiced in the force when members of the organization especially the superiors realize and operationalize the habit of commanding without debasing their subordinates. In doing this, the status of intra-force relations of the Nigeria police force will be greatly improved.

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intra-relations, policing, public relations

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejpss.v4i2.1114

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