In recognition of his enviable and exemplary leadership style, display of professionalism and excellence in the discharge of duties, security management and tactical police operations and complimenting the Inspector general of police, IGP Mohammed Adamu’s Community Policing Initiative and Advocacy, the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State Command, CP Hakeem Odumosu psc+ has been named the Police Commissioner of the year 2020 in Nigeria by the National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP).
The prestigious award presentation was done to CP Odumosu by the association’s National President, Mr. Oki Samson, co-presented by the newly promoted Commissioner of Police, CP Alli Mohammed and the Chairman, PCRC Victoria Island, Mr. Matthew Ibadin at the POWA Hall, Oduduwa crescent, G.R.A Ikeja.
Odumosu holds Bachelor of Arts in English from the Prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Masters in Peace Study and Conflict Resolution(NOUN), Masters degree in Public Administration (LASU), Postgraduate Diploma in security management, Advanced Diploma in Law enforcement and administration, Higher Diploma in Law and Terrorism Studies, Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations and Marketing (NIJ) and other qualifications from abroad. He belongs to different professional bodies and Associations.
Odumosu enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force on March 3rd 1990 as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police.
He has served in various capacities in the Nigeria Police Force across the Country.
Odumosu started his Policing career as Operations Officer at Isokoko, Ketu and satellite division including Area D Command, Mushin in Lagos. He was a former Chairman of Lagos State Task Force on Environmental and special offences, Governor’s Office, Alausa, Ikeja. Officer-in-charge, Pension office in Edo and Ogun State. Head Research and Planning department, Kaduna State Command. Commander, Lagos Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Area Commander, Akwanga, Nasarawa State, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Operations, Western Port Authority Command, Lagos.
He was also Area Commander, Agbodi Area Command, Ibadan, Oluyole, Oyo State. Odumosu was at a time Deputy Commissioner of Police, Operations at the Federal operations, Force Headquarters, federal capital territory, Abuja. Deputy Commissioner of Police, Administration, Department of Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja. Commissioner of Police, Research and Planning, and Commissioner of Police, Inspectorate, Department of Training and Development.
Odumosu was a former Commissioner of Police in Edo State. Head, Enforcement Unit of the Presidential Task Force on Restoration of law and order on Apapa Gridlock in Lagos State.
The Gallant senior security officer has long years of experience and training in modern Policing system in Nigeria and overseas.
While Speaking with NAOSNP Press Crew after the presentation of the award, Odumosu said: ” The award is a renewed call to Qualitative security service delivery in Lagos. It is a challenge to do more. It is well Appreciated”.
Odumosu also lauded the collaborative effort of National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP). “The comprehensive media coverage, fair and balanced reportage and investigative skills of the association cannot be overemphasized”, Odumosu highlighted.
“The Association is a true Partner in Progress, and we must commend your good work”, He emphasised.
He reiterated his commitment to Safer and Secured Lagos. He also promised a proactive and Qualitative policing system in the state.
“At the Lagos Police Command, We are poised to rid the state of criminal elements, ” Odumosu stated further.
He however warned unscrupulous and criminal minded individuals in the state to stay-off the state, shun crime and other vices or risk being arrested and prosecuted according to the law.
Odumosu advised the low cadres and senior officers of the command to shun all acts that could portray the police in bad image. He urged the officers to discharge their duties according to the rules of engagement and shun excessive use of force.
CP Odumosu belongs to different professional bodies such as Institute of Corporate Administration, a fellow of International institute of Professional Security, An active member of International Association of Chiefs of Police, USA , a member of the Institute of Public Administration, Nigeria and a host of others.
No doubt, CP Hakeem Odumosu has distinguished himself over among his colleagues, character and career/profession. The NAOSNP Award as the Police Commissioner of the year 2020 is well deserved.