The Anambra State Police Commissioner, Tony Olofu, says the command will not hesitate to sack police men involved in bribery.
Olofu in a maiden press conference with journalists in Anambra State urged members of the public to report police officers to the command if found to have indulged in bribery for appropriate sanction.
The new police commissioner had assumed duty in the state about a week ago.
He said: “I am firm in my believe that every resident or visitor to Anambra State deserves to be treated decently in line with the policing principles handed down by the Inspector Generally of Police, Alkali Baba Usman.
“The Command under my watch shall take drastic measures in crime prevention across the state.”
He said his mission to the state was to rejig and stabilize the security architecture of the place to be able to fully reclaim the public space as well as maintain law and order.
Olofu acknowledged that there were major crimes in the state, including; armed robbery, kidnapping, cultism, dispute over land; kingship tussles, boundary issues, farmers/herders clashes, public disturbances, attack on unsuspecting members of the public, security personnel, government infrastructures and sundry offences.
He said: “I am not unmindful of other challenges bordering on professional misconduct on the part of our officers and men such as extortion, unlawful detention and incivility to members of the public among others.
“Undoubtedly, the command has been bold in confronting these challenges and indeed recorded several successes in curbing some of these crimes.
“We will undertake critical threat analysis, embark on painstaking intelligence gathering through strategic deployment of our intelligence assets, robust synergy with sister security agencies, organized vigilante groups and other stakeholders.
“To this end, the command shall enhance crime fighting strategies that will be more proactive to dominate the public space and checkmate acts of criminality in the state”, the CP stated.