There is no excuse for men and officers of the Police not to be fit and agile. Otherwise, how will they perform their sometimes-physical assignments?

The Enugu State Police Command knows this much and has continued to hold the monthly compulsory exercise for its operatives.

At the end of the June edition on Saturday, the command’s Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu, a Superintendent of Police, explained how fitness and agility of officers and men can ensure effective and pro-active policing in the state.

The exercise session, attended by officers and men of sister security agencies, was themed: “Jog/Walk Exercise for Life and Agility’’.

“The current fitness and agility attained by our officers and men is instrumental to crime reduction in Enugu State.

“We will continue to work to keep the routine exercise as there is a clear result from it so far,” he said.

Amaraizu, who also doubles as officer-in-charge of sports, noted that the command had used the exercise to promote friendship and partnership.

“We have involved other sister security agencies and para-military organisations as a way to extend our comradeship.

“Relevant stakeholders of the command, like the media and corporate organisations, also take advantage of it to interact with the police and to understand the herculean task of policing as well,” he said.