An award presentation ceremony is being organized by the CLEEN Foundation in Lagos to recognize and honor Victoria Island police station, for emerging the top police station and regional winner of the Police Station Visitors Week (PSVW) 2012 in Africa. The Victoria Island police station emerged winner during the Altus’ annual Global Award Ceremony which took place on 9th August, 2013 at the Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.
Victoria Island police station was rated across the five indicator areas in the 2012 Police Station Visitors’ Week as follow: Community Orientation, 100 percent; Physical Condition, 96.67 percent; Equal Treatment of the Public, 96.67 percent;
Transparency and Accountability, 100 percent; and Detention Conditions, 100 percent.
It also showcased good and innovative policing practices that have helped improve the service delivery of the police station.
The sixth edition of the Police Station Visitors Week held in 2012 was organized by the Altus Global Alliance in 17 countries to provide local civilians an opportunity to visit local police stations and to assess the services they provide.
In Africa, six countries: Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia and Nigeria participated in the 2012 Police Station Visitors’ Week with a total of 343 participating police stations across the six countries. A total of 1,153 visitors participated in the Police Station Visitors Week 2012 and were from various local community groups including school children. The Altus Global Alliance will conduct the Police Station Visitors Week for 2013 from 3rd to 9th November 2013.
The work of the Altus Global Alliance in Africa is coordinated by the CLEEN Foundation which is a founding member of the alliance and a leading non-governemntal organisation working to promote public safety, security and accessible justice in Nigeria and in Africa. The organisation is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission and has offices in Lagos, Abuja and Owerri. It is also registered in Ghana and Cameroon. The organisation has observer status at the Africa Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.