Community policing will restore trust between officers and people, says IGP Adamu

Community policing will restore trust between officers and people, says IGP Adamu

- Mohammad Adamu said efforts are ongoing to introduce community policing in the country in line with the best global practice

- The police boss said this will bridge the gap of trust and confidence between the people and security operatives of the force

- Adamu also said the initiative will be community-driven and problem-solving as the locals will be incorporated into the policing system

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Mohammed Adamu, the inspector of police, has attributed the lack of trust and confidence from people to the numerous challenges faced by the security forces in the country.

Speaking on Wednesday, November 18, at a policy dialogue organised by the House of Representatives, IGP Adamu who was represented said efforts are ongoing to build partnership and bridge of trust between the police operatives and people.

Adamu also said the police are intensifying efforts towards the introduction of community policing in a move that will bring the police near to the people.

He further explained that with the community policing initiative, officers who understand the culture, the language and topography of a community will be able to tackle crimes locally.

Community police will restore trust between officers and people, IGP Adamu

Mohammed Adamu said efforts are ongoing to introduce community policing. Credit: Channels TV
Source: UGC gathers that the dialogue where the police boss spoke was aimed at collating views on a bill to amend the Police Service Commission (PSC) act.

“It’s the best form of policing and a global phenomenon. I was part of the team that went to do the research.
“There’s a lot of distrust and disconnect between the police and the public. So the community policing will try to bring this into focus and to bridge that gap."

The police boss also said the initiative is going to be community-driven and problem solving as the locals will be part of policing of the area.

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Meanwhile, the IG has ordered the withdrawal of the police protection from some top personalities and organisations in the country.

This directive was contained in a letter directed to all zonal assistant inspector-generals and all state commissioners of police through a wireless message dated Wednesday, November 4.

Serving and former lawmakers, former ministers, a former secretary to the government of the federation, Babachir Lawal, and popular personalities were affected.

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