Inspector-General of Police IGP, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has launched the Nigeria Police 99.1 FM Radio, to enhance the relationship between the police and communities.
Speaking while inaugurating the radio station located at the National Institute of Police Studies (NIPS), Jabi, Abuja, the IGP said on assumption of office as the “20th indigenous Inspector-General of Police, introduced some strategies towards combating crimes and stabilise security across the country.
“As part of the implementation processes, we appreciated the need to bolster partnership and good working relationship between the police and the people in our various communities”, he explained.
According to the IGP, “one of these strategies is the construction and setting up of this community-based radio station, the Nigeria Police 99.1FM Radio, which is targeted at bringing the police closer to the people”.
“It will also air phone-in programs to involve the citizens in the security of their localities especially on ways to spot and report crimes and other necessary steps to take in the event of a crime or security emergency”, Muhammad Adamu.
He noted that the medium would enhance interaction and people-oriented programs to help strengthen police-citizen relations as well as serve as a trusted point for resolution of complaints by citizens