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Police Chief, Idowu Owohunwa, the new Commissioner of Police,CP Lagos State Command, has warned it’s Personnels that he will not tolerate any act of indiscipline under his watch.
The New CP who vowed to deal decisively with criminal minded elements, advised all personnel of the command irrespective of ranks to embrace the tenets of self-discipline in the common good or be ready to for the consequences.
Owohunwa, warned that he will be hard on criminal elements.
Speaking at his inaugural speech during the taking over ceremony at the Police Headquarters, Ikeja , on February 14th ,2023, the CP stressed that his leadership will be founded firmly and strictly on discipline and professionalism.
He emphasized that an undisciplined officer is a threat not only to the policing family but to the community and the State he serves.
Owohunwa however, assured that any officer that discharge his or her duties within acceptable ethical and professional standards would earn his support while those who fall short shall be dealt with firmly.
He Said : ” I promise that under my watch, I will be hard on deviants within the fold of the State Police Command who continually bring us into disrepute and pitch us against the citizens we are paid to serve and protect.
” Such elements are encouraged to embrace the tenets of self-discipline in the common good or be ready to for the consequences. An undisciplined officer is a threat not only to the policing family but to the community and the State he serves.
” Hence, my leadership will be founded firmly and strictly on discipline and professionalism, and you should please all return to your jurisdictions and deepen the lecture on this to your men.
For as often said, to be forewarned is to be forearmed. So let me sound this warning as loudly and clearly as possible. If you perform your duties within acceptable ethical and professional standards, you shall have my back in the line of your duties. But if you exceed the permissible ethical and professional bounds, you shall be dealt with firmly.Let no officer be in doubt on this in relation to my leadership”.
For the criminal elements, he said, ” aside this, Lagos State Police Command under my watch will be manifestly hard on criminals and their networks but civil with law abiding citizens and respectful of their rights”.
The Police Commissioner also said he would in due course initiate sets of Actions that will address issues impacting on seamless police-public trust and partnership .
” Details of this and the Broad Policing Action Plans for Lagos State will be shared with you. When this is done, my expectation will be for all of you to key into it and adapt your policing approach accordingly”, he stressed.