Mr. Chiedu Ebie, expressed happiness that the issue of community policing had progressed from mere idea to reality
The Governor who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Chiedu Ebie, expressed happiness that the issue of community policing had progressed from mere idea to reality through the recruitment and training of over 10,000 constables Nationwide.
According to Governor Okowa, the evolution of community policing in Nigeria placed a demand on the police force to better appreciate the needs of citizens who look forward to a more trustworthy relationship with them.
He restated the support of the state government to the Nigeria Police for explaining community policing is designed to change the age-long approach of tackling crime through a new strategy of partnerships and problem-solving techniques.
He said, most crimes are local and require a proactive approach to immediately deal with them.
Governor Okowa expressed appreciation to traditional rulers for their sustained support towards ensuring adequate security in their respective domains, and congratulated the constables on their successful training.
The Governor reminded them that they are held in trust and must discharge their responsibility with a great sense of service.
He also congratulated the outgoing Commissioner of Police on his new posting as AIG Zone 13, Awka, Anambra State.
The outgoing Delta state Commissioner for Police , Assistant inspector, General of Police, AIG, Mr. Mohammed Hafiz, said the inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu envisioned community Policing strategy as a way to strengthening operations and intelligence gathering for the force.
Mr. Hafiz noted that 16 Special constables from each of the 774 local Government Areas of the country received training under the sponsorship of the Federal Government and announced that the 378 Special Constables for Delta State had successfully completed their training on Community Policing.