The Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of South West, AIG Agboola Oshodi-Glover has tasked officers on public relations, saying it holds the key to successful policing.
The AIG gave the charge in an interactive session tagged “Building The Trust” during an official visitation to the Osun State Command.
This followed the briefing by the state Commissioner of Police, Fimihan Adeoye on the security architecture of State.
Adeoye said the Command adopts dialogue in addressing security issues, saying it also explores collaboration with the traditional rulers to ensure adequate protection of lives and properties.
The Commissioner listed the achievements of the Command to include exemplary community policing and effective fight against crime.
Responding, the AIG commended the officers and men of the Command and advised them to always avoid the use of physical force on the citizens.
He urged them to strictly adhere to standard ethics to gain the trust and confidence of the people.
“Policemen should use minimum force only if it becomes very necessary to do that. You should always respects the rights of the citizens and do your job without infringing on the fundamental rights of citizens.”
Responding to questions on the welfare of officers, Oshodi-Glover said the force headquarters was doing everything possible to improve the welfare of its men.
The AIG noted that the recent Nation Security Summit organised by the police Headquarters in Abuja was aimed at ensuring that all stakeholders do the right thing in curtailing security threats in all nooks and crannies of the country.