In a press statement by Osun State Police Public Relations Officer SP Opalola Yemisi Olawoyin, stated that Osun State Police Command recently held a sensitization workshop.
For stakeholders at the Local Government Service Commission Hall, Abere on Community Policing.
This is a continuation of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu’s giant strides.
To actualize the goals of the improved and reinvigorated Community Policing Strategy.
In his lecture, IGP Tafa Balogun (Rtd), the originator of the Community Policing in Nigeria.
Who enumerated the importance of the renewed Community Policing Strategy.
And the roles of the Police, Community Leaders/stakeholders/citizen, Traditional Rulers, and the Government which he terms ‘Rectangular synergy’.
He notes that it is the best way to go, especially in this trying time that the country is facing security challenges.
He stressed further that the EndSARS saga would have been averted if the Community Policing principle is effective in the country.
Speaking during the workshop, the Commissioner of Police, CP Adie Undie, ably represented by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Finance, and Administration DCP Reis Obafunke.
while delivering her speech, reassures the citizens of the state, the command’s commitment to ensuring the safety of lives and properties.
And needs to practically involve them in the provision of security coverage in the State through effective Community Policing.
In his address, the Executive Governor of Osun State, Alhaji Gboyega Isiaka Oyetola ably represented by the Deputy Governor, Mr. Benedict Adegboyega Alabi.
Commended the security agencies in the state for making the state peaceful and emphasized the commitment.
Of the State Government in supporting the Police to effectively discharge their duties.
He also urges the citizens to give prompt and useful information to the Police to enhance their effectiveness and reduce crimes to the barest minimum.
Similarly, traditional rulers in attendance emphasized the importance of involving them in the recruitment of Police.
And urged the Government to look into the welfares of the police and logistics to ensure its effectiveness in order to shun all acts of corrupt practices.
The Workshop was well attended by stakeholders drawn from the Government officials, traditional rulers.
And sister security agencies, religious leaders, market men/women, transport unions, artisans.
Including physically challenged and youths in the State as well as Area Commands, Divisions, and Formations of the Police Command.