The Inspector-General of the Nigeria Police Force, Mohammed Adamu has revealed that the much talked about community policing would soon begin across the country.
The IGP who revealed that much on Friday while addressing officers and men of the Nigeria Police during his visit to the Ogun state command in Abeokuta, the state capital, said the move was part of efforts towards reducing the gap between the police and the public.
According to Adamu, the federal government has resolved that communities should take over the policing of their environment, while the conventional police force should give them the needed backup.
He said; “Such community police officers to be recruited will have to be those born and brought up from such communities in order to enable them to function effectively on the job.”
Adamu also added that the police hierarchy has evolved a strategy that will make it identify and recruit the new intakes from among the well established “communities” such as the traditional institutions, market associations and but not limited to the transport unions and the academia.
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