Four hundred Community Policing Special Constables on Friday, passed-out of the Police Training School, Nekede, Imo state.
Speaking during the passing out parade, the representative of the Inspector General of Police and the Commissiner of Police, Imo State, Isaac Akinmoyede congratulated them for the successful completion of the training.
In a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, Ikeokwu Godson, the CP further reminded them that their duties included the detection and prevention of crime, intelligence gathering and dissemination of same to the Police Commanders in their locality, complementing the conventional Policemen in the performance of their duties, assisting in traffic management and school safety duties among others.
He also charged them to engage positively with their various communities and ensure they work under the supervision of the Divisional Police Officers in their locality.
The representative of the Governor of the state and Secretary to the State Government, Chief Cosmas Iwu also congratulated them for being part of history as the first set of Special Constables to be recruited in Nigeria.
The SSG said they should count themselves lucky to be part of the programme, urging them to ensure they implement all they learnt during the training process and in their day to day affairs.
Part of the dignitaries that graced the occasion were the Chief of Staff, Chief Nnamdi Anyaehie, Mr Igochukwu Nzekwe (SA on Public Safety) among others.