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Lagos to introduce crime data bank, body cameras to officers

Dr. Ifalade Oyekan, General Manager of the Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Agency, has revealed that the agency will introduce a crime data bank and bodywork cameras for officers as part of efforts to rebrand the agency and equip it to secure the state’s entire metropolis.

Oyekan stated this during a press conference on Tuesday at the Lagos State Multi-Agency Centre in Oshodi, adding that the LNSA is ready for state police status.

Oyekan also mentioned some efforts made to improve the agency’s performance, such as the introduction of professional service through specialised units, the development of new training and retraining modules for officers, the restructuring of the agencies’ activities, and prompt response to security calls, among other things.

He said, “The agency is exploring the option of collaboration and cooperation, logistics and technology, engagement and enlightenment of the populace, creation of crime data bank, the introduction of bodywork cameras, among other initiatives, to bring the agency at par with what obtains across the globe.

“Officers of the agency now complement the efforts of traffic management officers in the state as a proactive measure to nip insecurity in the bud, explaining that security concerns are more pronounced when there is a traffic situation.

“I enjoin Lagosians to be security conscious and join hands with the government to sanitise the entire metropolis by offering useful security information to the agency and I also urge the media to be thorough in their reportage because the task of securing Lagos is a herculean task such that demands understanding and commendation for the selfless sacrifices being paid by the officers.”

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