The operatives of Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command have been urged to look beyond their role as law enforcement agents but see themselves as essential service providers to the people.
The advice was given today by the Executive Secretary, Lagos State Security Trust Fund, Dr. Abdul Rasaq Balogun at a 7-day workshop on administering First Aid in Emergency Situations organised for no fewer than 84 members.
Balogun stated that the training is, not only necessary but very apt in saving the lives of accidents victims, as security personnel are usually first responders to emergencies situations saying|: “Your role is more than policing. You are always on the road and can assist in saving the lives of victims in emergency situations”.
“This training is to enhance your services as officers to the people. The first few minutes of emergencies are very cardinal. It can shape or mar the victim’s future, and so, you must be mindful of your actions,” he said.
The Executive Secretary noted that the training was part of the State Government’s efforts to keep police officers in the state in tune with global best practices, stressing that that time was of the essence in administering first aid during emergencies.
He, therefore, urged participants to avail themselves of the opportunity provided by the training programme to be prepared for emergencies.
Also speaking at the event, the Commander, Rapid Response Squad, Lagos, ACP Olatunji Disu urged the men to put in their utmost best and see their service as for God and humanity.