Maintain govt’s property, police boss charges officers

POLICE-LOGOA CLARION call has gone to officers and men of Force Animal Bureau (FAB) of the Nigeria Police Force to maintain governments’ property, police horses, dogs, vehicles and other materials given to them in the discharge of their professional duties.

The Commissioner of Police (CP), in – charge of FAB, Charles Ugomuoh, gave the charge at Mounted Troop base, Ikeja, Lagos, on yesterday while addressing officers and men of the unit from South-west zone, including Lagos State, in the course of his tour across the nation.

According to the police boss, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Solomon Arase, had made provisions of 84 patrol vehicles and 100 horses to the FAB in carrying out its assigned tasks.

He, however, warned officers and men to maintain a high degree of discipline in the use of the vehicles and horses, while admonishing them on three key items, discipline, respect for members of the public and visibility policing.

“ You are to carry out your duties in ways and manner that would bring out good image of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF). You are to be an ambassador of the force. Don’t misbehave. You are to maintain discipline wherever you are posted to. You are to respect members of the public and your seniors. You are to resume work early. There will be no exemption to discipline. And whoever is found wanting, will be dealt with summarily”, the CP warned.

Specifically, the CP charged officers and men of the Mounted Troop to be diligent and mindful of their assigned duties, especially, during handing over ceremonies, remembrance days and crowd control duties.

On training, Ugomuoh disclosed that the present regime of IGP Solomon Arase has embarked on infrastructural development of FAB, beginning with home-breed of sniffer dogs and training of trainees.

Soon, he said, trainers would be sent to South Africa to undergo training, who would in turn, train a legion of trainees at home, locally to reduce cost.

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