A new Commisssioner of police, Lagos state Command, Mr. Abiodun Alabi has officially taken over the mantle of leadership from the Assistant Inspector General of Police Mr.Hakeem Odumosu who has been redeploy to take charge of the Federal Operations at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
Immediately after the authority of the Command was transferred to him, Mr. Alabi said his template and policing vision include visibility policing and dominance of security space to deter criminals and ensure that the police Rapid Response Squad is encouraged and strengthened to respond promptly and effectively.
Alabi noted that the trends and patterns of crime would continually be monitored to ensure crime mapping of the state to enable the police to devise appropriate crime prevention strategies.
He pointed out that issues of gang disturbance or wars would be holistically addressed.
The new Lagos police boss said his leadership will strive to build confidence and trust in members of the public through intelligence-led community policing as police Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers will be encouraged to meet regularly with none state actors to solve problems.
Alabi said that policemen under his watch would respect fundamental human rights and must discharge their duties in conformity with the police professional ethics particularly on the issues of corruption and extrajudicial killing as well as the act of incivility to the public.
“I will strengthen interagency collaboration and synergy with a robust and healthy relationship with heads of security agencies in Lagos state in management of the state”
The new Lagos police Cp hailed the relentless efforts of his predecessor AIG Odumosu saying his operational dexterity and administrative acumen culminated in the security Serenity enjoyed in the state.
“I will anchor on the law enforcement infrastructure he established, consolidate on them and a place the necessary strategies at ensuring the Lagos state in no distant time meets our security aspirations and yearnings as a people”