Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has inaugurated the State Community Policing Advisory Committee as part of the efforts to tackle crime through a bottom-top approach.
The Committee set up by the Federal Government through the Inspector General of Police is to begin the process of implementing Community Policing in the State.
Inaugurating the Committee in Jos, Governor Lalong said the best way to guarantee the security of the people was by embracing a bottom up approach which emphasizes early warning, intelligence gathering and crime prevention.
He said with a grassroots and people driven approach such as Community Policing, the state was more likely to identify and fish out criminals, thereby saving the citizens from the agony associated with loss of lives and properties.
The Governor charged the committee to be focused and resolute in carrying out the assignment by shunning distractions that could arise from Religious, ethnic or Political pressure.
The Committee has the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Egbuka as Chairman and the Gbong Gwom Jos, Da Jacob Gyang Buba as Co-Chairman.
Co-Chairman of the Committee, Gbong Gwom Jos, Da Jacob Gyang Buba assured that they would be resolute in carrying out their assignment.