Bauchi State governor, Senator Bala Mohammed has inaugurated a 21 member State Community Policing Advisory Committee and Community Policing Committee in the State.
The Emir of Bauchi State, Dr. Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu, was appointed as Chairman of the community policing committee, which to be co-Chaired by the State Commissioner of Police, Lawan Tanko Jimeta.
The committee also comprise, the Emir of Dass, Uthman Bilyaminu Usma, Emir of Ningi Alhaji Yunusa Mohammed Danyaya, as well as representatives of other security agencies in the state.
The committee is expected to put in modalities for its operationalization.
The inauguration of the committees is critical to ensuring peace and security across the state that has witnessed some levels of insecurity in the past few months.
During the brief ceremony held at the Government House, and attended by Heads of Security Agencies in the State, Religious and Traditional leaders, the governor commended the inspector general of police for his foresight in approving policing at the community level. He promised that his administration will comply with all the guidelines and recommendation to enable community policing to take proper shape in Bauchi State.
“As you are aware, across the world, community policing is based on the concept that, police officers and members of the community work in synergy and adopt ways to solving contemporary community problems related to crime, social and physical disorder and other anti-social activities peculiar to each community. And this is precisely what we have set out to do in Bauchi State,” the governor said.