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Kemta Police Division’s DPO Visits Chrisland University, Calls for Robust Alliance for Effective Policing

Feb. 22, 2022 | Author | 0 Comments

Kemta Police Division’s DPO Visits Chrisland University, Calls for Robust Alliance for Effective Policing

On a courtesy visit to Chrisland University on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, a team from Kemta Police Division, Abeokuta, led by Divisional Police Officer, CSP Adeniyi Adekunle has expressed an interest in developing a working relationship and robust alliance with the Institution to maintain public safety and effective policing.

While speaking at the Vice-Chancellor Conference Room, CSP Adekunle stated that the recent escalation of criminal activities in Nigeria necessitated the invention of a new approach to crime control and prevention, such as effective synergy between the community and the police, and that by involving the community, the police have more resources available to aid in crime prevention.

While emphasizing the role of police in keeping communities secure by trying to prevent criminal activities, enforce the law, prevent, fight, and solve crimes, he expressed confidence that the policing system in the Kemta axis will continue to improve.

The DPO commended Chrisland University community for maintaining peace, order, and security, noting that the university had never had a violation since its founding.

He however solicited that the Institution maintain a more constant harmonious partnership and cooperation in order to lower crime rates in Nigeria, reduce citizen fear of crime, strengthen police-community ties, and promote more effective responses to community concerns.

In her remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mrs. Chinedum Peace Babalola, FAS, lauded the DPO and his team for visiting the University and pledged the University's cooperation to comply and preserve the synergy.

While noting the importance Chrisland University places on policing and security, she highlighted a number of strategies implemented by the institution, including the inclusion of security and safety operatives (Police Officers, NDLEA, Fire Services, etc.) in the University's Council Security Committee, the institution's certification and professional diploma programs in Criminology and Security Studies, maintaining working relationship with security operatives and the institution's active participation in security activities at the local, state, and national levels.

Prof. Babalola, on behalf of the Founder/Chancellor, High Chief Dr. Mrs. Winifred Awosika, OON, assured the DPO that the University Administration would gladly collaborate with them to ensure crime prevention and control.

Members of the University staff present at the courtesy visit include the Ag. Registrar, Mr. Olusola Aladesuru, the Dean, College of Arts, Management and Social Science, Prof. Temidayo Akinbobola, the Director of Academic Planning, Prof. Shyngle Balogun, The Ag. Director of Academic Affairs, Dr. Mercy Agumadu, the Chief Security Officer, Mr. David Bello and the Head, Public Relations, Mr. Ayo Arowojolu.


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