By Christiana Gokyo, Jos
190 newly passed out Constable Police have been posted to the Plateau state Police Command, and warned against illegal extortion and insubordination.
Plateau State Police Commissioner, Undie Jeremiah Adie, handed dawn the warning on Monday in Jos, at the Inspectors Mess, while addressing them at the orientation programme organised for them by the Command.
Undie Jeremiah Adie
The Commissioner urged them to tap local knowledge that would essentially boost their minds on practical beginning on Community policing so as to impact positively.
He cautioned them to always take order from their superiors because of seniority, which is the procedure and is very clear, and urged them to conduct themselves well so that they would not find themselves out-of-office.
According to Adir, out of the 190 Constables deployed by the Nigeria Police Force to plateau state, 15 are Female, adding that, the number of personnel deployed to the state has now increased to 2,560.
The Commissioner noted that, the orientation workshop being organized is to refresh their knowledge on police work by preparing them to give out their best.
He said, the positive aspect of discharging them to various duty post is “to be ambassadors of the Force” because Police is a legitimate organization where series of mandate people are recruited.
He urged the new posted officers to see themselves as servants to their host communities not to turn around and begin to intimidate and harass people.
Mr. Adir explained further that, the orientation workshop was to intimate them on the existing challenges in the state, which the Command will deploy them to tackle, namely: human rights, intellectual gathering discipline, court conduct, arrest and detain.
He said he believed that the 3 days’ orientation will be knowledgeable enough to add value to their wealth of experience in the system.