Police leap forward to debunk social media reports about closure of police stations as ‘unfounded’.

The force top brass recently concluded a nationwide tour that sought to get first-hand information about the working environment and conditions of service of personnel.

The trip was also to promote community participation in security and policing.

“Contrary to unfounded reports about closures of police stations, we wish to set the record straight,” the police said in a statement.

According to the release, during the tour “it came to the knowledge of the IGP that certain rented facilities been used as police posts are definitely not fit for purpose since some of them are not even with toilet facilities forcing officers to scavenge for places to ease themselves.

“In some instances, roofs and ceilings are leaking, making life and general policing uncomfortable for our personnel, especially during the raining season.

“It was also observed that despite the exorbitant rates being paid as rent for these facilities, landlords do little or nothing to improve such dilapidated facilities.

“Based on this backdrop, the IGP has decided that police posts in Farato, Piccadilly, and Brikama Nyambai be relocated to a better and more suitable environment, fit for a police post within the same community,” it said.

According to the statement, “Police Inspector General stressed for regional police commands to quickly engage community members for the purpose of identifying suitable places for police services to be restored in those communities within the shortest possible time.”

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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