In line with the directive of the Inspector General of Police to all states commands to embrace community policing, the Bauchi state command have organised a workshop to stakeholders on the subject matter.
The state commissioner of police Sylvester Biodun Alabi said the command is committed to ensuring the full implementation of community policing in the state.
Represented by the officer in charge of community policing ASP Maku Yohanna, the police boss said the training is essential to the stakeholders who will eventually facilitate and be parts of the policing.
According to him, community policing deals with intelligence and information gathering adding that police needs the collaboration of community members to rid the state of criminality.
“When you are priortising information, you should ask which of these information at my disposal should be given utmost attention.
” Then timing matters too, if you waste your time about a delicate information, then, your delay will likely to cause Damages.
“You should also ask how relevant is the information as far as the security of that area is concerned”, he said.
Another speaker at the occasion CSP Jafar Shuaib added that the ulitimate goal of every person is safety and security, hence the need to rub minds with stakeholders in the state on how best to feel secured using the concept of community policing.
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“The role of stakeholders in community policing is to identify and solve the problems of crimes and social disorder that affect the community through delivering police services and problem solving tacticts”. He noted.