By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
In a bid to be proactive against likely attacks in the state, the Commissioner of Police Lagos State Command, Hakeem Odumosu has summoned all Area Commanders, Mobile Police Commanders and Commanders of the Tactical Operational Units of the command to a meeting where operational strategies of the command were deliberated and reviewed to fortify security in the state, especially police formations and correctional centres.
The meeting, held on Tuesday 6th April, 2021, in the Conference Hall, State Headquarters, Ikeja, had in attendance the Deputy Commissioners of Police, Operations, Administration and State CID, Panti respectively, the 14 Area Commanders, Police Mobile Force Commanders, Commanders of Rapid Response Squad and Taskforce, Commanders of the Special Squad and Strike Team and the State Intelligence Bureau of the command.
According to a statement by the police public relations officer CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Commissioner of Police engaged them in an interactive session to assess and brainstorm on having better security structures in the state and to prevent any attacks on police formations, correctional centre and vulnerable places within Lagos State.
The meeting agreed on many strategies to be adopted including robust intelligence gathering, surveillance, sectorising the state for easy policing, constant patrol and deployment of personnel to strategic places and multi agency collaboration amongst others.
The police boss gave clear directives to the full implementation and enforcement of the strategies emplaced to achieve the goals of effective security of the state generally.
In the same vein, in furtherance of his plans to forestal any form of attacks in the state, the Commissioner of Police played host to the Controller of Correctional Service Lagos State, Mr Francis Adebisi, in his ikeja office in Wednesday 7th April, 2021.
The Commissioner of Police, while deliberating on securing the major Correctional Centres in Lagos State, promised the Controller to sustain the deployment of police mobile men to the Correctional Centres in the state.
Hakeem Odumosu also promised to partner with the Correctional Service and other stakeholders to improve on the Criminal Justice System in Lagos State.
The Controller of Correctional Service, Mr Francis Adebisi, commended the efforts of the Commissioner of Police on providing adequate security for all and sundry and promoting sustainable synergy amongst security agencies in the state. He further eulogized the police boss for his sterling leadership qualities in piloting the affairs of the police command.