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Notice: Police to Begin Recruitment of Special Constables this Week - Ogun CP

FatNews 06/24/2020

The Commissioner of Police in Ogun State, Kenneth Ebrimson has disclosed that the recruitment of special constables in the state will begin this week.

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. According to him, the recruitment is aimed at fighting crime at the grassroots as part of efforts to encourage community policing in the state.

Ebrimson said this on Wednesday, at the inauguration ceremony of the new executives of the Police Community Relations Committee in the state led by Samson Popoola.

The special constables will be trained on police operations and will be given police uniforms, but without badge.

Note that, the special constables are not the same as regular police officers but are like neighborhood watch members that will be attached with regular police officers and aid them in accessing communities, sourcing information and generally lias between communities and the police force.

Due to the worsening security situation in the country, Nigerians across board have been calling for the decentralization of the Nigerian Police Force, NPF into state police forces.

This did not sit well with some.

As a compromise, the police opted to recruit special constables to help in community policing like the case in Ogun.

But is this compromise sufficient to tackle the insecurity in the country?

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+234-803596**** · 06/25/2020
Special constabulary existed in the past during the first republic and certain period of military administration up till early 1980s. At that time very responsible citizens who already had gainful employment were recruited as special constable, such as from among civil servants, workers in schools, colleges and tertiary institutions including universities and private sector. They worked diligently, well dedicated and selflessly with the regular police, and without pay. I doubt if we can have such calibre of volunteers in our present rotten, corrupt and decadent society as special constables. More rigorous planning and thought should be done before this policy is executed.
GUEST_m9mV4QJ1M · 06/25/2020
that is a very good idea
victorogili12345**** · 06/25/2020
Which one is special constable? If you want to employ more hands for effective policing, go ahead,instead of wasting our time with a kurukere project.
Balor · 06/25/2020
A welcome development

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