Recent developments including the current community policing programme, the new Police Act, the EndSARS protests, and a supportive Police Trust Fund provide the catalyst for remodeling the Police and policing in Nigeria. This presentation addresses the process of modeling the ideal police officer with particular attention to the challenges and prospects for the Nigeria Police Academy cadet-graduates. The paper discusses the meaning and philosophy of police and policing, and reflects on the work environment within which they operate. It argues that police officers are often on their own in thinking out strategies, planning operations, or calculating tactics. The paper employs the social learning theory to capture the mission, vision, and philosophy of the Academy in producing the ideal police officer for Nigeria. The trendy figurative phrase of ‘the thin blue line’ policing documentary movie is deployed to depict the complex challenges and prospects for the police in society. The paper projects the Police as the force holding back chaos to allow for order and civilisation to thrive; at the same time striving to practice good policing within its enclave. It describes command and leadership acquired by the POLAC cadet-graduates as a necessary tool for wading through the dysfunctional work environment hindering the police and policing in Nigeria. A simulation exercise is specially designed for the POLAC graduating Cadets on how to form a networking platform as preparation for facing the challenges and prospects of a technology-driven world. The presentation summaries key observations for a conclusion, with recommendations and implementation strategies on the way forward.