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Lakes state police receive new vehicles

By Yang Ater Yang.


Police in Lakes State have received five brand new Land Cruiser pickup vehicles to boost their service delivery as they maintain law and order in the state.

Lakes State Police Commissioner Maj. Gen. Madut Ngor revealed the development while briefing police forces about their roles and duties at Rumbek police headquarters on Monday.

Lakes State police spokesperson, Maj. Elijah Mabor Makuac, said the state police commissioner talked about the presence firearms in the hands of every soldier.

The police commissioner further briefed his forces about the new vehicles that were approved by Lakes State authorities.

“We have received currently about 5 vehicles, and these vehicles are for the police, and the launch will wait for the government, and they will be disseminated very soon, according to general headquarters,” the police spokesperson stated.

According to Maj. Elijah, the state police commissioner directed his forces and everyone else to surrender their guns into the store, except for those who are on duty, who are allowed to carry guns.

Gen. Madut urged every soldier and member of the public who are in possession of a gun to comply with the order.

He warned that anyone found violating this order would immediately face the wrath of the law.

The state police spokesperson also stated that Gen. Madut encourages police personnel in the state to resume their normal duty after the government implemented the 400% salary increments, saying everyone must now attend to their job.”

“Every police officer is asked to report immediately to his or her workplace so that he or she becomes an active and functional police officer to perform his or her duty and to provide adequate security to the people of Lakes State,” said Maj. Elijah.

The commissioner of police further emphasized the reorganization of the police forces.

Gen. Madut also mulls empowering the police force by offering officers short-on-the-job training to enable them to deliver services efficiently.

“We are not going to look for support from anywhere simply because we have the directorate of training here. We have instructors—our own instructors—that can carry out these on-the-job training exercises,” Maj. Elijah noted.

He added that the training will begin immediately after the organized forces receive their salary arrears for the month of August.

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