THE new commissioner of police in Lagos State, Abiodun Alabi officially assumed office on Monday with a promise to increase police presence in all parts of the state .
The new Lagos police boss, who was handed over to by AIG Hakeem Odumosu on Monday evening also promised to strengthen and encourage the state owned Rapid Response Squad .
Alabi ,while speaking with newsmen , shortly after the handing over ceremony said “There will be respect for fundamental Human Rights I will ensure that no breach of Human Rights will be tolerated under my command and watch.”
He also added that “Although Lagos State is undoubtedly a familiar turf for me having served in the state for many years in different capacities, nnevertheless, it has become necessary to bring to the fore my template and policing vision.
“We will also ensure that our men’s conduct while discharging their duties must be in conformity with our professional ethics especially with issues of corruption and extra Judicial killing and act of incivility to members of the public. ”
He also stated that “We will strive to build confidence and trust in members of the public particularly with state actors and non-state actors through intelligence led community policing.
“Area commanders and Divisional Police Officers will be encouraged to meet regularly with non state actors to ensure common problems confronting their various areas of responsibilities are collectively addressed. ”
CP Alabi also stressed that “I will not be allergic to constructive criticism but will see it as an information to rejig our security architecture for our policing strategy. ”