Breaking: Lagos police command begins full execution of community policing

Reports gathered by Efogator Media from Lagos says the Lagos State Police Command has declared that it has initiated the full usage of community policing in the state.

The Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 2, Onikan, Lagos, AIG Ahmed Iliyasu introduced three diverse Community Policing Committees over the Area Commands, LGAs and LCDCs and Divisions in Lagos State on Thursday June 25.




The Committees introduced are: Area Command Community Policing Advisory boards of trustees, Local Government Advisory panels and Divisional Community Policing Committees.

An announcement discharged by the state's police representative, Bala Elkana read;

The AIG who spoke to the IGP, was upheld by the Commissioner of Police Lagos State Command, CP Hakeem Odumosu psc and Deputy Commissioners of Police from Zone 2 Headquarters and Lagos State Command.

The Committees introduced are: Area Command Community Policing Advisory boards of trustees, Local Government Advisory panels and Divisional Community Policing Committees. Reviewed that, the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has prior initiated the State Community Policing Advisory Committee and State Community Policing Committee.

The Committees are answerable for driving the network policing arrangements and techniques endorsed by the Federal Government of Nigeria and advocated by the Nigeria Police under the initiative of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu Abubakar, NPM, mni.

2. Network policing is both a way of thinking and an authoritative methodology that permits the Police and the Community to work intently together in innovative manners to take care of the issues of wrongdoing, illegal medications, dread of wrongdoing and social issue. It is an organization between the Police and Members of the Community to battle wrongdoing and culpabilities and other social issues/issue inside the network which will in the end improve the personal satisfaction for everybody in that network.

3. The Community policing model being imagined for Nigeria is one that draws on the legitimate open doors gave by the Police Act to the commitment of Special Constables who will fill in as Community Policing Officers under the coordination of the Nigeria Police towards developing a network centered policing design.

This is required by that reality that wrongdoing is network based and network based methodology is required to successfully address it. At the end of the day, nearby issues ought to be given neighborhood arrangements.

4. Under the Police Act, a unique constable is an assistant police or low maintenance law requirement official who is explicitly selected to supplement the ordinary Police in wrongdoing the board and upkeep of lawfulness at whatever point the need emerges, except for being occupied with military obligations.

5. Arrangements for the foundation and usage of Special Constables are contained in Section 49 of the Police Act and they are designated as per the arrangements of Section 50 (1) of the Police Act. The Act accommodates the enlistment of Special Constables to fill specific security support needs inside a restricted topographical region. It additionally gives on them the forces, benefits and invulnerabilities of a Police Officer inside their areas.

6. The arrangement as endorsed by the Federal Government is to use on these legal arrangements to select Special Constables from inside the networks, train and pack them and convey them as Community Police Officers to drive the Community Policing activity at the grassroots levels.

7. The jobs of Community Police Officers include: To oversee and bolster a policing group who watch littler geological regions inside the network; To react rapidly to trouble brings in their general vicinity; To capture Offenders; To forestall penetrates of the harmony; To make beginning move at the area of wrongdoings;

To settle debates; To manage car crashes and record observer proof; Gathering of insight report day by day from the network and give that knowledge data to the Divisional Police Officer inside the zone; Build formal and powerful relationship with the network; Give fundamental wrongdoing anticipation exhortation visit schools and give network converses with younger students.

8. The prerequisites for the arrangement of the Special Constables that will fill in as Community Policing Officers are contained in Section 50 of Police Act. It gives that, skilled authority may designate as a Special Constable any individual whether male or female (a) Who has achieved the period of 21yrs however has not accomplished the time of 50yrs; and (b) Is of acceptable character and truly fit; (c) Has connotes his/her eagerness to fill in as a unique constable; (d) Must live inside the network.

9. The accompanying structures are made to drive the procedure and guarantee that network policing is completely actualized in the State:

1. State Community Policing Advisory Committee (SCPAC); 2. State Community Policing Committee; 3. Zone Command Community Policing Advisory Committee; 4. Neighborhood Government Advisory Committee; 5. Divisional Community Policing Committee.

(a) State Community Policing Advisory Committee (SCPAC):

The State Community Policing Advisory Committee (SCPAC) is the caretaker of network policing in the state. The SCPAC manages network policing matters. The Police Commissioner will, in the interest of the board of trustees, report to the State Security Council, led by the Governor of the State.

SCPAC has six individuals involving the accompanying: The foremost Traditional Ruler and the Commissioner of Police in the State to co-seat the advisory group; Heads of Security Agencies in the State; Representative of Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC); One delegate each from Nigeria Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).

One delegate from every one of the three senatorial regions in the state. The individual to be delegated should be of trustworthy character, taught, non-factional, satisfactory to the all inclusive statement of the individuals, and dwelling in the network.

(b) State Community Policing Committee (SCPC): The State Community Policing Committee oversees and facilitates the state network policing program. The SCPC cultivates security mindfulness and screens progress on network policing.

The board of trustees meets in any event once per month (and can gather and crisis addressing as the need emerges) with all the LGA Chairmen and DPOs in the State in participation. SCPC will likewise gather a regular gathering toward the finish of each quarter to survey the network policing exercises in the LGAs and to create or divulge new ways to deal with network policing dependent on challenges, examples of overcoming adversity and need.

The State Community Policing Committee has the accompanying individuals: Representative of the Commissioner of Police (a Deputy Commissioner of Police); A Traditional Ruler; Representative of Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC); One delegate each from Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN); Representative of Civil Society Organizations; Representative of Labor Union; Representative of National Council of Women Society; Representative of National Youth Council of Nigeria; Representative of People Living with Disabilities; Representative of NBA, and so forth.

(c) Area Command Community Policing Advisory Committee (ACPAC): There will be a warning board of trustees on network policing to work at the Area Command level. As a wide zone warning body, the ACPAC will have as its individuals DPOs, officials from other security administrations and inhabitants thought about prepared and inclined to give data and different assets to add to cultural harmony, compromise, and safe neighborhood.

The ACPAC will, subsequently, involve security officials and unmistakable individuals from the network that work with the grassroots in different jobs, area and common society structures.

The ACPAC will have the accompanying participation: Area Commander; Divisional Police Officers; Representative of Traditional Institution (on rotational premise); Representative of Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC); Representative of Department of State Services; Representative of Nigeria Correctional Services; Representative of Nigeria Custom Service; Representative of Nigeria Immigration Service; Representative of NDLEA; Representative of Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps; Representative of FRSC; Retired Police Officer; Retired Military Officer; Community pioneers; One delegate each from Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN); Representative of Educational Institutions; Representative of the Central or significant Market in every one of the LGA under the Area Command; Representative of the NBA; Representative of NMA, and so on.

(d) Local Government Community Policing Advisory Committee (LGCPAC): The Local Government Community Policing Advisory Committee (LGCPAC) is the capable hero of network policing advancement in its territory. LGCPAC will work with the LGC Chairman to offer help for network sharpening, security mindfulness and different backings considered basic for network policing to flourish and prevail in the networks under the LGA.

The LGCPAC which reports to SCCPC, will contain the accompanying individuals: Divisional Police Officer (DPOs); Local Government Chairman; Traditional Ruler; One agent each from Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affair (NSCIA) and Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN); Representative of Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC); A resigned Police Officer; Representative of Nigerian Legion; Representative of Vigilante Groups; Representative of Union of Traders.

Others are Representative of Framers; Representative of Herders/Fishermen; Representative of National Council of Women Society; Representative of National Youth Council of Nigeria; Representative of Nigerian Association of People Living with Disabilities; Representative of Hoteliers; Representative of Transport Unions; Representative of Artisans; and so forth.

(e) Divisional Community Policing Committee (DCPC): The Divisional Community Policing Committee will contain Head of Village/Area/Quarters level Community Policing. This level will be liable for screening of people to be enlisted to fill in as Special Constables in the networks they have a place.

The Special Constables working with Village/Area/Quarters Level Community Policing will keep the harmony, advance wellbeing and security mindfulness, assemble knowledge, battle social indecencies, and settle common debates and insignificant violations.

The DCPC will administer the usage, observing and assessment of network policing at the grassroots. The DCPC will consistently be comprehensive and receive the participatory methodology and will involve the accompanying individuals: Traditional Ruler; Heads of Village/Area/Quarters Community Policing.

One agent each from Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Nigerian Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs (NSCIA); Representative of Town Union; Representative of Ministry of Health; Representative of Ministry of Social Welfare (ideally a social specialist); Representative of NDLEA; Representative of Farmers Association; Representative of Herders/Fishermen Association.

Agent of Hunters Association; Representative of Vigilante; Representative of Artisans; Representative of Traders' Unions; Representative of National Union of Road Transport Workers; Representative of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria; Representative of Hoteliers; Representative of Women (non-factional); Representative of Tertiary Students (non-fanatic); Representative of Youths (non-divided), and so forth.

Moreover, insights about the enlistment of the network policing officials will be declared soon.

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