In line with the ongoing Community Policing Advisory Committees across the federation as approved by the federal government through the Inspector General of Police.
The commissioner of police Lagos State Command, CP Hakeem Odumosu psc has mandated all formations within Lagos police Command to inaugurate the advisory committees as directed by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu Abubakar, NPM, mni.
Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Area L Command Ilashe Mr. Ben Osuji on Friday, June 26 completed the inauguration of Local government community policing Advisory committees in Oriade local government area of Lagos State.
A 22-man committee was innaugurated at the Ilashe, Oriade LCDA which was attended by Chief Lateef Rufai Odofin of Onisiwo, the Oriade local government Chairman, traditional rulers, community and religious leaders and other stakeholders.
The Nigeria police has adopted community policing as one of the strategies in modern policing and the CPAC is aimed at integrating all facets of the community into a hub for effective policing and security of our communities.
“The policy guideline provides that membership of the Committees be drawn from a wide range of representatives.
“The major role of the Committees is to advise on the recruitment of police special constabularies starting from the Divisions which is the grassroot.
The committee members are to ensure that persons recruited as police special constabularies are of good character to enable them serve their communities well.
- “On behalf of the commissioner of police Lagos State, the assistant inspector general of police zone 2 and the inspector general of police, I have the honour to formally and officially inaugurate the Area L Command/Divisions and Oriade LCDA Community Police Advisory Committee (CPAC)”
“The Assistant Commissioner of Police told the gathering that the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed A. Adamu NPM, in his commitment to address the security challenges in the country came up with the community policing initiative, which among its mission is to engage members of the community to take part in matters relating to their security, as is every body’s business. He enjoined them to be alive to the responsibility given to them.
In his response, the Odofin of Onisowo Chief Lateef Rufai on behalf of the committee members thanked the IGP for muting the community policing idea, and he promised not to fail on the task given to them.
Also worth mentioning attendees of the August occasion were the State Director Security, Chief Superintendent of immigration, Commandant Civil Defence, Commanding Officers and other police Officers.