A 2- day special training workshop on body worn cameras for select Law Enforcement officers in Lagos state, with the theme, â€œdeploying technology towards safer and more efficient law enforcement; understanding the body worn camera as a law enforcement toolâ€ has endedÂ with participants praising the Government for the innovation.
The training which had participants from the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI) and Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Corp (LNSC) was anchored by the Research, Development and Innovations Unit of the Lagos State Law Enforcement Training Institute (LETI).
Opening the 2- Day Workshop, the Head of LETI, Prince Ifalade Oyekan informed the participant that the Management of the Institute has resolved to follow the Lagos State Governorâ€™s determination to create a safer and more secured Lagos to the letter.
Oyekan promised to ensure that the institution deliver on its schedule in the emerging Lagos State Government security and safety matrix towards a greater Lagos and assured the participants of new approaches, new techniques and a different direction in the delivery of its core mandate by providing world class training that relates directly with the Personnelâ€™s tasks and job schedule with a view to ensuring they perform creditably and efficiently.
The workshop was also an opportunity to highlight and sensitize the participants to some of their roles as first responders in emergencies with emphasize on aligning with International Best Practices procedures.
The participants were fully introduced to the practical deployment of the Body Worn Camera by the Principal Consultant of Eko Institute, Mr. Fouad Oki and Ismaeel Odulana, Head of the Research, Development and Innovations at LETI.
Mr. Oki alerted participants to the fact that Nigeria is one of the few countries where Law Enforcement Agents still answer phone calls while at their duty post and even use their phones as a tool for gathering evidence which he pointed out as a practice capable of endangering the Officers, who naturally should have their hands empty and free for other duties.
Fouad Oki also commended the Lagos State Government for leading the charge to revolutionize Law Enforcement in Nigeria, saying Mr. Babjide Sanwo-Olu is behaving true to type as a seasoned Administrator.
The Body Worn Cameras were deployed to the representatives of the three agencies for their field operations as part of the practical session.
The participants expressed their appreciation to the Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the new approaches to Law Enforcement and his concern for the wellbeing of the Law Enforcement Officers and the citizens at large, promising to contribute their own quota to the attainment off the present Administrationâ€™s strive for a greater Lagos.