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    Police retreat on crime investigations ends in Enugu

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    Babatunde Akinsola
    Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

    Inspector General of PoliceThe three-day retreat on quick crime investigation for police officers in Enugu ended on Wednesday with a call on the officers to maintain cordial relationship with members of the public.

    In his closing remark, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Abubakar Mohammed, said this had become necessary to expedite investigations into crimes.

    Mohammed urged the participants to utilise the knowledge gained during the retreat to improve their operations.

    “All the heads of the department in the command should go back and put all they have learned from this retreat into practice to ensure effective operations,” he said.

    The commissioner also urged the senior officers to cascade the outcome of the retreat to the men and officers under them to improve their performance.

    He expressed satisfaction with the success of the retreat, adding that it would be a routine activity and broader to accommodate other stakeholders.

    Speaking on `Effectiveness and Cooperation,’ the Chief Executive Officer of Balogun Security Consultants Ltd, Ms Habiba Balogun, empahsised the need for officers to interact with their host communities.

    Balogun also urged them to control their emotions, apply relationship management and self confidence while dealing with members of the public.

    “Your relationship will enhance crime investigations; your confidentiality with information will also strengthen your relationship with the communities in your jurisdiction.

    “Money is only a tool. It will only take you to wherever you wish but it will not replace you as a driver, therefore self awareness matters a lot.

    “You should motivate yourself and do this work with sincerity to achieve the mandate of the police force which was the reason for this retreat,” she said.

    Some of the participants told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that they were satisfied with the outcome of the retreat.

    The Public Relations Officer of the state police command, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, said the retreat had broadened his skills and experience.

    The Assistant Commissioner of Police, State Criminal Investigation Department, Towuru Jonathan, thanked the Department For International Development (DFID) and Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA) for organising the retreat.

    Jonathan promised to impart the knowledge to junior officers in the command for improved services.

    No fewer than 600 senior police officers drawn from different departments of the command participated in the retreat.

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