The National Police Service will continue to equip its workers with requisite skills to enable them serve the public better, Siaya Police Commander, Francis Kooli has said.
Kooli said that as part of the efforts, the Service was focusing on areas that target individual officers’ performance and what can be done to achieve better results at a personal level.
The police commander was speaking on Saturday at a Siaya hotel during the opening of a County Female Police Officers’ conference. The conference was opened by the Ugenya Deputy County Commissioner, Pamela Otieno on behalf of the Siaya county commissioner, Michael ole Tialal.
“We are focusing on issues that entail our roles as police officers, what affects our performance and what we can do to offer quality services to our customers, the public,” he said.
Kooli said that the conference, attended by female police officers from across the county, aimed at equipping the participants with skills on how to protect women’s rights whenever they were in conflict with the law.
“We want to equip our female officers with skills that will make them ensure that women’s rights are protected either as suspects in custody or victims of crimes,” he said.
The police boss decried high cases of defilement and rape in Siaya County, lamenting that most locals frustrate efforts to bring culprits to book by failing to support the police piece together evidence.
Ugenya Deputy County Commissioner, Pamela Otieno urged the public to support the police in the war against crime.
She said the rising defilement and rape cases can only be brought to a halt when locals will stop being compromised by the perpetrators or their family and instead allow the law to take its course.
The DCC called on the female police officers to serve their country diligently, adding that they had a unique role to play in the service.
By Philip Onyango.