Lagos Deploys 1,250 Special Constabulary Officers To Boost Community Policing
By Centus Nweze
To boost policing of Lagos, the state government has deployed 1,250 Special Constabulary officers who have undergone series of training designed to equip them with the skills required for the job.
Speaking during the passing-out parade of the Community Policing Special Constabulary Officers on Tuesday at the Police College, Ikeja, Lagos on Tuesday, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by the Chief of Staff, Tayo Ayinde, noted that the training of the officers with skills required for the job is an indication of the commitment of the government to the initiative.
Sanwo-Olu said the issue of security and safety of lives and property has been a major source of concern, which requires deliberate and urgent attention by the government, and the cooperation of all residents.
The governor noted that in an attempt to address the 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 effectively combat crime and criminal activities.