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Bayelsa Governor Launch Community Policing


Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has inaugurated the State Community Policing Advisory Committee and State Community Policing Committee, to ensure community participation in the safety and security of lives and property.


Governor Diri, who is chairman of the advisory committee, said every single member of a community must be involved in the policing of their areas.


"Every Community member must share the responsibility of combating crime as if they are all members of the police force. For Business to thrive and attract Investors, there must be an effective Security in place. Our Government will work with The Nigerian Police Force to ensure that there is Zero Tolerance for Criminality in Bayelsa state", Diri said.


The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, who was represented by the Deputy Inspector General of Police, CID, Mike Ogbizi, said the initiative was to bring policing back to the people.


"Our method of policing will be more transparent from ward to community and then Local Government to the State. We can make everywhere peaceful", Adamu said.


The Commissioner of Police in the state, Nkereuwem Akpan, thanked the state government for the continued support to the state command and that the new community policing initiative would help a great deal to combat crimes and criminality in the state.


Commissioner of Police and State Chairman Traditional Rulers Council, HRM, King Alfred Diette-Spiff, are Co-Chairmen of the 17-man Advisory Committee.


The State Community Policing Committee has ten members with the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Admin,  DCP Selem Amachree, as chairman.

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