The Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, on Wednesday, charged newly recruited constables to stay within the rules of engagement while on patrol.
He said the force would not hesitate to deal with any CPO who failed to operate within the limits of their job.
Baba handed down the warning at a workshop for stakeholders of community policing in the South West zone.
The IGP was represented by the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Federal Criminal Investigations Department (FCID)/South West zone, DIG Johnson Kokumo.
“The force leadership will continue to isolate and firmly deal with any of them that attempts to destabilise the implementation process and gains of the community policing initiative of the federal government,” he said.
The police boss explained that the workshop, which was being organised across the six geopolitical zones of the country, was to deepen the implementation of the community policing model.