Five hundred and fifty-four indigenes of Katsina State have been deployed as pilot constables for the commencement of community policing in the state.
They were inaugurated following the completion of their training at the Kaduna Police College.
The Spokesperson for Katsina police command, Gambo Isah, on Wednesday said that the constables would carry arms and carry out normal police work in their communities.
“A total of 554 special constables of Katsina origin passed out from the premier Police College, Kaduna,” he said.
Addressing the constables at the Command Headquarters, Katsina, the Commissioner of Police, Sanusi Buba, urged them to be upright, discipline and dedicated to duty.
He stated that they would go back to their respective communities to serve, to help in reducing crime.