Federal Government rules out state Police, to strengthen community policing
Written by Taiwo Adediran on September 14, 2019
The Federal Government has said that the proposed Community Police Policy is better than the state police being clamored for by many Nigerians, to strengthen security in the country.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, said this on Friday in Abuja during the submission of the report of the Committee on Strengthening Internal Security Framework and Community Policing in Nigeria held at the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF).
According to him, the state police require each state government to create, recruit, train, and manage a policing system separate from the federal system, while community policing is engaging the community in every aspect of policing initiative, to come from the community rather than the high command and is the best solution as against state police.
When asked on how the Federal Police tend to approach the implementation of the community police, the Police boss said that every community that will identify people to be recruited from the community, train them as community police officers who would only work within that community.
He added that the community policing will still be under the Nigeria Police and their operations would be decentralized for maximum efficiency.