The Bayelsa state Police command has elevated 83 of its officers and men to different ranks.
Decorating the officers at the Police Officers Mess in Yenagoa, the state Police Commissioner, Mr. Don Awunah said the promotion exercise was nationwide as directed by the Inspector General of Police.
He asserted that in the history of the Nigerian police, the present inspector general of police, Ibrahim Idris had made the highest number of promotions.
He thanked the IGP for finding men of his command worthy of promotion.
Awunah called on the newly promoted officers to see their elevation as a professional clarion call to service.
"This promotion exercise is not just for you to decorate your shoulders. It is a symbol of authority.
"This promotion must be appreciated from the context of institutional recognition, motivation for rededication and selfless commitment to duty for greater performance.
"Promotion is the hallmark of any professional reward system. You should see it as an inspiration. You should see it as a source of strength", he said.
The new promotions saw one officer elevated from the rank of chief superintendent to assistant commissioner of police.
Five officers were promoted from the post of superintendent to chief superintendent of police while 14 assistant superintendents were lifted to the rank of chief superintendent of police.
In the same vein, sixteen assistant superintendents were raised to the position of deputy superintendent of police while forty-seven inspectors were elevated to assistant superintendent of police.