The police, on Wednesday, reminded Divisional Police Officers (DPO) and Area Commanders to comply with the 10 minutes time response to any distress call within their commands.
The Zone 2 police spokesman, CSP Adebowale Lawal, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the reminder became necessary in view of the police renewed vigour to fight crime.
He said Mr Bala Hassan, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police comprising of Lagos and Ogun State Commands, issued the directive.
“The AIG has directed that all the State Commands, Area Commanders and DPO’s would be sanctioned if they could not explain the reason for any delay.
“We must continue to uphold the ethics of the Nigerian Police and rules as well as the rules and regulations,’’ said the police spokesman.
According to him, the directive was issued to ensure that the public is well policed.
Lawal noted that the timely response would also strengthen collaboration with other security agencies.
“This directive will enhance synergy with other security agencies in protecting lives and property,” he added.
He said intelligence policing and discipline were essential to modern operations and called on the public to always provide the police with useful information without fear. (NAN)