The Lagos State Government is set to train the Nigerian Police personnel attached to the Lagos State Task Force on ‘Active Combating and Readiness’
The training programme, which would be in four batches, is set to commence (Monday, 30th of July, 2018 at Police Training School, Ikeja, Lagos.
The Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi who made the disclosed, said that as crime becomes more complex, the officers charge with enforcing the laws must be open to new and constantly evolving policing philosophies.
In a statement by Adebayo Taofiq
Head, Public Affairs Unit, Egbeyemi stated further that the training programme would help Officers to override natural inclinations, biases or reservation they encounter while performing their duty.
According to the release, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police CP Edgal Imohimi commended Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for supporting security personnel with modernised equipment and relevant training programme.
Edgal disclosed that adequate training and provisions of modernised security equipment by the government had brought about massive reduction in the rate of crime across the State.
According to the CP “the very nature of policing requires officers to interact with the general public, and they should have problem-solving skills, while being polite and professional at the same time”
The Commissioner of Police however mandated all officers divided into different batches to fully participate at the training programme
The training programme which will be in 4 batches will last for one month and will be coordinated by Lateral Techniques Company and Senior Instructors from the Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU) and Police Mibile Force (PMF).