Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday deployed 1,250 Special Constabulary Officers for community policing to boost security in different parts of the State.
Community Policing is an initiative of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Muhammed Adamu, to complement the efforts of the Nigeria Police to effectively combat crime and criminal activities.
Speaking at the passing-out parade of the Community Policing Special Constabulary Officers held at Police College, Ikeja, Gov @jidesanwoolu, appealed to all Lagosians, especially community leaders and associations to support community policing by cooperating with the officers.
Governor @jidesanwoolu, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Mr. Tayo Ayinde, assured the Special Police Constabularies that his administration will provide everything they will require to carry out their assignment most efficiently and effectively.
He said the passing out parade of 1,250 Special Constabulary officers who have undergone series of trainings specially designed to equip them with the skills required for the job is an indication of the commitment of Lagos State Government to community policing initiative.
Governor @jidesanwoolu also commended the chairmen & members of the State Community Policing Advisory Committee & the State Community Policing Committee for their efforts and progress that has been recorded so far in making community policing initiative a reality in Lagos State.
He said: “The issue of security and safety of lives and property have been a major source of concern, which requires deliberate and urgent attention by the government, and the cooperation of all citizens.
In an attempt to address this challenge, there was a national consensus on the need to embrace community policing which has been identified as a potent strategy that will complement the efforts of the Nigeria Police to effectiveiy combat crime and criminal activities.