A cross section of DPOs

By Nimot Sulaimon

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has charged Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Tactical Commanders to enforce discipline on their personnel to sustain the standards and core values of the Nigeria Police Force.

He made the admonition on Monday, during a conference for officers of the Command at POWA Hall, Oduduwa, Ikeja-Lagos, where operational, administrative and sensitive matters in the Command were religiously discussed.

Odumosu gave instances where some of the personnel in the Command and other police formations in  Lagos State were dismissed or reduced in rank while some were made to serve other punishments for one disciplinary offence or the other as enshrined in the Police Act and Regulations.

He emphasised the need to promote discipline via proper dressing, respect for superior in ranks, punctuality, decency and creditable conducts etc as the professional values of the Nigeria Police Force is anchored on disciplines.

In another development, CP Hakeem Odumosu also directed officers and men of the Command to intensify efforts on enforcement of restriction order on okada operations in the state. He ordered that okada operations must be brought to a halt at the designated restricted areas in Lagos State.

CP Odumosu equally ordered the Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers to supervise the Special Anti Traffic Robbery teams and motorcycles deployed to monitor and tackle robbery in traffic in their respective areas of responsibility as the command will not condone any security lapses in any part of the state, including the waterways, more so that there is increasing heavy traffic on our waterways in Lagos.

Thereafter, he appealed to the general public to always intimate the Command of any professional misconducts of Police personnel to assist the Police Command in nipping such in the bud and enforcing discipline in all areas, and to promote professionalism which will boost quality service delivery.