Moving community policing beyond the project stage
If community policing were to be a child, she turned 16 years, on April 27 having been midwifed by former Inspector General of Police, Mustafa Adebayo Balogun, under the close watch of President Olusegun Obasanjo on April 27, 2004. Strangely, nearing two decades after, she remains that beautiful baby described by the midwives, with her beautiful pictures occasionally circulated by preferred relatives but which the general public cannot relate with. The problem is that community policing in Nigeria was conceptualized as a project to be piloted in Enugu State, with plans to extend the project to...
How to make community policing work
The introduction of community policing in the country by President Muhammadu Buhari has been received with mixed feelings. The idea is popular at the moment because of the security challenges facing the country. But, the model being envisaged by the government does not inspire much confidence. Experts suggest how to make the initiative work. Assistant Editor LEKE SALAUDEEN reportsThe worsening security situation in the country has prompted President Muhammadu Buhari to approve community policing, which Nigerians have been clamouring for. The government approved the sum of N13.3 billion for the...
Buhari okays community policing take off with N13b
To battle the escalating insecurity, community policing will soon take off across the country, the National Economic Council (NEC) said on Thursday.The new security plan, which is expected to halt killings, kidnappings, banditry and insurgency in many parts of the country, has got N13 billion cash approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule announced the decisions at the end of NEC’s sixth meeting this year, which was virtual, except for the attendance of a few of the members at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa.Sule was one of those who attended t...
After another weekend of children shot in Chicago, top cop asks for more time for his 'community policing on steroids'
CHICAGO — After another weekend when children were among dozens of shooting victims in Chicago, police Superintendent David Brown repeatedly asked for more time Monday to deploy his strategy of “community policing on steroids” to bring down the nearly unprecedented level of violence.Unlike at past Monday news conferences, Brown did not hurl insults at gunmen or complain that not enough people are being locked up. Instead, he once again insisted that the drug trade is the “pipeline to the criminal justice system” and doubled down on his belief that community outreach is a solution.Brown noted t...
Provide timelines for community policing, Lawan tells I-GP
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday charged the Inspector-General of Police to provide timelines for the implementation of the community policing in the country.Lawan gave the charge when the Police I-G, Mohammed Adamu and his management team called at the National Assembly for an interactive session with the Senate Committee on Police Affairs.The Senate President told Adamu and his team to come up with milestones and timelines template for the implementation of the Community Policing in Nigeria.“Going forward from today, we must have clearly defined milestones and timelines on th...