Monday, 20 April 2009
Ivy Uche Okoronkwo holds the enviable record as the first female officer to be appointed Commissioner of Police for a state command and that was when she served in trouble-pruned Ekiti State.
She is also the first woman to head a zonal command in the 148-year history of the Force as she currently presides over the affairs of Zone 7 Police Headquarters at Abuja, overseeing operations in the Federal Capital Territory, Niger and Kaduna states.
Ivy,a native of Arochukwu in Abia State, enlisted in the police as Cadet Assistant Superintendent on August 1, 1978 after her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Criminology at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1977.
On November 3, 2007, she was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Women in Nigeria and she is the president of Women Police Officers in West Africa.