The Borno State Police Command said it had recruited around 1,800 police officers to complement the efforts of security agencies in fighting crime in the state.
Police Commissioner (CP) Abdu Umar, who revealed this to the Nigerian News Agency (NAN) in Maiduguri on Sunday, said the newly recruited volunteers were receiving guidance on what was expected of them in carrying out their duties. functions.
Umar said officers would be deployed to their communities in all 27 local government areas in the state for effective community policing.
He said the Force Community Policing Scheme was a purely voluntary service introduced by the Federal Government to train and recruit previously gainfully employed people who wish to spend their free time assisting the police in their simple policing tasks within their various communities.
He explained that his duties would include assisting the police with crime detection and prevention, conflict resolution, intelligence gathering and outreach to local police commanders.
Other roles included maintaining law and order, deploying to supplement conventional police officers in patrolling their communal public space, advising the public on safety, as well as working with relevant stakeholders in crime control. .
“We have already deployed 10 police officers to every LGA in the state to augment other sister security agencies fighting terrorism and other crimes.
“Pretty soon you will see the police everywhere. These will dress in black and black; they are different from our police in their shield and insignia,” he said.
The Police Commissioner assured that the men would intensify raids on criminals’ hideouts and improve the visibility of the police, to deter criminals from fueling the ambition to commit crimes.