Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Police to recruit 40,000 Community Officers nationwide

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu has disclosed that the Force will recruit 40,000 Community Policing Officers (CPOs).

The CPOs are expected to complement the Police in law enforcement functions within their localities by performing low-risk and non-sensitive duties.

They will also bridge the gap between the Force and members of the public.

The IG while attributing the number of arrests made in the last seven months to the relationship between the Police and community members, said that the implementation of the community policing concept was imperative.

For proper implementation, the IG said: “We are drawing on the Provisions of the Police Act in relation to the recruitment and utilisation of Special Constables who will be engaged as Community Policing Officers (CPOs) under the coordination of the Nigeria Police towards evolving a community-focused policing architecture.”