Community Policing Will Complement Efforts Of Amotekun Corps In Oyo– Ayo Fatokun
The lawmaker representing Akinyele Constituency 1 at the Oyo State House of Assembly, Ayotunde Fatokun says the inauguration of Community Policing Advisory Committee by Governor Seyi Makinde has unveiled yet another ace up his sleeve. Fatokun who was ecstatic about the initiative harps on security, productivity and industrialization as special areas of focus for any responsible government.
The Chairman Parliamentary Council, declared that there was no alternative to a proactive, dynamic and intelligence-led police force. He noted that the community policing outfits in the state would complement the efforts of the Amotekun corps when it becomes operational, battling insecurity to a standstill in the state and providing a leeway for investment drives, local or foreign.
“In the security world, community policing designates a law enforcement approach that allows officers to continuously operate in the same area in order to create a stronger bond with the citizens living and working there. That way, public safety officers are afforded opportunities to engage with local residents and prevent crime from happening instead of responding to crimes already committed, with heavy tolls on community life.”
” In being targeted at preventing crimes before they occur, creating a safe social environment, engaging residents to determine which criminal activities they are most affected by, creating an accurate law enforcement priority list shaped by the people who live in the area, and encouraging members of the community to participate with law enforcement in order to keep their own community safe.
Fatokun whose Local Government, Akinyele has been the hot spot for rape and killings said, On current evidence, it is safe to conclude that in the Makinde administration in Oyo State, we now have a team that is not run-of-the-mill; one that leverages on expertise and experience to contain novel challenges. Without sounding unduly adulatory, I think that its new security initiative is worthy of applause, and deserves the support of all well-meaning individuals.