Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Mr Adeyinka Bode Adeleke, has charged the new commissioners of police to rise up to their responsibilities to fight criminals and embrace community policing. He said in Abuja that the newly promoted commissioners of police should take bold step to tackle the menace in their various states:

“The Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali, has encouraged the officers to fight crime and imbibe community policing while applying professionalism in discharging their duties. The force has done well in terms of tackling criminals in various capacities.

“Police have built confidence in the public that we are up to the task. Police are doing their best, which is complemented by other security agencies.

“We are training and re-training our officers to be professional. They should shun corruption and all forms of illegality.

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“I will implement the core responsibility of providing security and protecting life and property. We will transcend our traditional roles to include meeting the expectations of the people. We will together work towards ensuring the stability of democracy.

“The force is after the welfare of the police personnel, who are working tirelessly to service their fatherland. We give kudos to them.

We appreciate the junior, rank and file who are on the field fighting criminals. They have succeeded in neutralising them during engagement.

They are committed to upholding professionalism.”