Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday approved a mass training for the state’s law enforcement personnel on the use of body-worn cameras ahead of the deployment of the digital tools for security operations across the state.
The three-day training, which will commence in May, is aimed at enhancing security and safety in the state.
It will be facilitated by the state’s Law Enforcement Training Institute (LETI), headed by Prince Oyekan Falade.
After the training, all state-funded law enforcement officers will be commissioned to wear body cameras for their operations. With body-worn cameras, the law enforcement officers will be better equipped to protect lives and properties, thereby, making Lagos safer.
According to Governor Sanwo-Olu, the move would improve transparency and accountability in the activities of law enforcement agencies, and put the state government in a better position to respond to security challenges in real time.
Provision of adequate security, the governor said, is a key pillar of his administration’s agenda, stressing that the initiative reflected his government’s resolution to ensure Lagos remained secure for residents and investors.
The cameras, he said, will help the state government check abuse of power and excesses by security personnel, while also improving the safety and accountability of officers, who will use the devices for evidence sharing and intelligence gathering.
After demonstrating the operation of the camera on the governor, the head of Lagos State Law Enforcement Training Institute (LETI), Prince Oyekan Falade, disclosed that 7,000 officers will be trained including: the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS), Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC) and the Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC).