PSC: 10,000 Police Recruits For Community Policing

 PSC: 10,000 Police Recruits For Community Policing

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THE proposed 10,000 personnel to be recruited into the police will form the foundation for the beginning of community policing.
Chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs Abu Ibrahim said this yesterday.
He said this while addressing reporters on the lifting of suspension of recruitment of the 10,000 personnel into the police.
He explained that nine personnel would be recruited per local government.
Those recruited, he said, would be used to form a unit for community policing in all 774 local governments.
The senator noted that it was expected that in the next three years, 30 police personnel would have been recruited per local government for the community policing initiative.
The recruitment was put on hold following disagreement between the Senate and the Police Service Commission (PSC) on the modus operandi for the recruitment.
The upper chamber had, in a letter few weeks ago, requested the PSC to suspend the exercise for alleged irregularity in the criteria adopted.
Findings showed that the Senate suggested that the recruitment should be carried on local government basis.
The PSC, on the other hand, wanted the exercise to be conducted on the basis of equality of states.
Ibrahim told reporters yesterday that the disagreement had been resolved.
He said: “We have resolved the issue and the recruitment would be done on local government basis. Soon, the exercise will resume.”


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