By Magdalyn Francis
The Inspector General of Police, (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has charged senior officers of the Nigeria Police Force, to show exemplary leadership in community policing.
IGP Idris, represented by the Commandant, Police Staff College, Jos, AIG Dorothy Gimba,who said this during the graduation ceremony of forty four graduands of the Tactical Leadership and Command Course, (TLCC),10/2018, in Jos, on Friday, said he would prioritise the training and retraining of Police personnel in order to increase capacity and effective leadership in the workforce.
The IGP said the task of policing a diverse country like Nigeria requires a lot of efforts to sustain a peaceful and safe environment; especially in combating violent crimes, insurgency, armed robbery, herders/farmers clashes and terrorism which had posed challenging to combat.
He further emphasised the need for community policing which he said brings together host communities to confront a common enemy.
He said: “Community Policing also helps to mop up unlicensed firearms in civilian possession; remove suspicions and foster cordial relationship between the Police and the public,” to build trust, share information which enables the police operation to be effective.
Earlier, the Commandant, AIG Gimba, represented by the Coordinator of Course, CP Aminu Koji, explained that the TLCC which was designed for Chief Superintendents of Police, (CSPs), drawn from all over the country, is designed as a solution based study to unravel new techniques in tackling “isolated pressing and recurring security challenges.”
She said the officers were privileged to be enrolled into the leadership course and it is expected that they would utilise their wealth of knowledge to “proffer solutions to myriad of problems bedevilling our nation.”
The commandant enjoined the officers to ensure that their various communities “feel the impact this of training.”