A set of newly trained Community Policing Special constables drawn from all the Local Government Councils in the state were today addressed on the ethics and Standard Operating Procedure of the Community Policing Project.
The Special Constables met today with the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu at the Command Headquarters Ikeja where he addressed them, reiterating that their approved duties were to complement the police in intelligence gathering, traffic control, joint patrol with the police and any other duties that their DPOs might deem necessary in efforts to provide security of lives and property.
A statement by the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said the special constables are being deployed to the 110 (one hundred and ten) Divisional Police headquarters across Lagos State with immediate effect.
The statement also quotes the Commissioner of Police as reading them the riot act and warning the Special Constables to desist from any act that is illegal and detrimental to the image of the police or any act capable of jeopardizing the purpose for which Community Policing was established.
The CP however called on the general public to extend support to the special constables who are to assist in providing adequate security for all and sundry in the state.
After meeting with the Special Constables, the CP also addressed the Area Commanders, DPOs and HODs in the state, at the POWA Hall, Oduduwa, Ikeja, in order to review and improve on the general security network of Lagos State.
He briefed them on the deployment of the Special constables and their duties in their various formations, charging them to supervise the men and work towards having better policing of their areas and the state at large.
The police boss seized the opportunity to re-echo the Command’s zero tolerance for violation of COVID-19 protocols in the state.