Following the appointments in the Police Force by President Paul Biya on January 28, 2014, instructions were issued to the officers by the high command on boosting efficiency and fighting crime. Some 27 months on, the General Delegation for National Security, summoned a meeting of police officials from headquarters and the regions to assess the implementation of the directives.
Addressing officers at the National Advanced Police College, Tsinga, Yaounde, on June 21, 2016, the Delegate General for National Security, Martin Mbarga Nguele, said the stocktaking exercise will enable the high command to proffer solutions on the way forward. He recalled that some of the 2014 directives included the strict enforcement of discipline, closer monitoring of field activities, the obligatory putting-on of uniforms with name and rank tags as well as the enhanced protection of State institutions.
Commanders were also warned to beware of untoward conduct by their officers, men and women; and were directed to carry out regular field inspections. Similarly, they were expected to draw up security plans for each town, watch out for cases of absenteeism and revive regional police disciplinary councils. Martin Mbarga Nguele also spoke of plans to create police morgues and efforts to step up the fight against cross-border crime.
The meeting with senior police officials was later followed in the afternoon by the distribution of liaison and intervention vehicles to some officers and regional stations. These included 70 pick-up vans, two Toyota Yaris cars, 7 Toyota Fortuner jeeps, 4 Toyota Hiace mini-buses, 11 Toyota Corolla XL salon cars, 21 Toyota Rv 4 jeeps and one Toyota Prado jeep.