They usually embark on patrol using the popular danfo bus or any other commercial vehicles.

Sometimes, they wear their uniforms and other times, they are dressed like you and I.

But all that has come to an end.

According to Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, Chike Oti, “Imohimi has banned police operatives in the state from operating in mufti and commercial vehicles such as the yellow buses popularly known as Danfo or other commercial buses”.

“Unmarked vehicles will only be used occasionally for covert operations targeted at a specific individual or group based on credible intelligence."

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Oti said the Command is aware that some unscrupulous individuals impersonate as SARS operatives.

To this end, the CP urges members of the public to take note of the dress code for SARS operatives in the Command.

The dress code is as follows:

1. A black jacket and a fez cap.

2. In the front of the jacket, the word police is written in white at the top right part.

3. At the bottom left part of the jacket, F-SARS 039 is written there.

4. At the back of the jacket are inscriptions "F-SARS LAGOS,"  "SCORPION" and red image of a Scorpion.

5. On the fez cap are inscriptions "F-SARS" and "SCORPION."

The CP had, on assumption of office, set up a Citizen Complaint Hot Centre (CCHC) with the following telephone lines solely dedicated for lodging complaints against wrong actions of policemen. They are:

1. 08067945296

2. 08063025274

3. 08063104759

4. 08113615350

5. 08113683077

6. 08096283148

7. 08096283173

8. 08089781657

9. 08126404930

10. 08081426895

Members of the public are enjoined to always make their complaints against erring policemen including those who violate the patrol guidelines and the dress code by calling any of the lines above.

The Command can also be reached on the social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) via @policenglagos.

It will be recalled that the Command as part of its disciplinary measures, recently dismissed eight policemen for various offences.

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