Awka — Police officers and men serving in Anambra State are being given proper orientation to be civil and God fearing in their approach to work, Commissioner of Police in charge of the state Mr. Ballah Magaji Nasarawa has said.
Nasarawa said while launching the state version of the Code of Conduct with an instruction to divisional police officers and area commanders in the state to do the same that the code of conduct is aimed at providing policemen in the state with a set of principles and standards of behavior that will guide their conducts while on duty and even in their personal interactions with people at home.
"It is expected to guide all police officers not to exceed their authority in the enforcement of the law, and to conduct themselves in accordance with the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and all other applicable laws.
"Indeed the code will be regarded as an accountability manual that will apply to all officers of the force irrespective of rank. I would like to mention that the Anambra state police command has keyed into the laudable transformation program of the Inspector General of police. By this we are changing the orientation of our policemen and women so that they will be sensitive to the yearnings and aspirations of members of the public in line with the vision of the IG," he said.
He said his command is working tirelessly to build an enduring trust with the citizenry through the tremendous arrests and subsequent prosecution of criminals especially kidnappers and armed robbers and the recovery of sophisticated weapons assuring that his men are being groomed to provide excellent policing in the state.