By Pita Omon (Crime Editor)
The new commissioner of Police Eastern Ports Command, CP Yetunde Longe, has resumed duty as the 21st Commissioner of Police as well as the second female CP since the establishment of the Command in 2002.
On arrival at the command headquarters last week, she was received by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mike Ottah.
After the traditional inspection of guard of honour, CP Longe was introduced to other senior police officers on ground to welcome her to the command headquarters in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Speaking briefly to newsmen, she promised to consolidate on the existing security measures in place and to try to improve on it.
According to her; ”In the security world today, there are so many innovations that could be explored to tackle some of our current challenges at the eastern ports command”.
She warned officers, and the rank and file of the command not to joke with their responsibilities. She admonished them to shun corruption in all ramifications, saying anybody found wanting will be dealt with according to the police rules and regulations.
Until her redeployment to the eastern ports command, she was the CP Railway Command headquarters in Lagos. CP Longe is a Course 16 Cadet Regular Intake of the police academy.
She has worked virtually in the six geo political zones of the country, and has successfully attended many security courses both in Nigeria, France, United Kingdom, and the United States of America where she excelled in all her detective courses.
As an investigative Police officer, she is said to have done her jobs diligently without fear or favour no matter whose ax is gored. CP Longe, is happily married with children, the husband is the current CP Kehinde Longe of Oshun State command.
Profile of a commander:
Cp. Yetunde Longe’s journey to the Force was inspired by the police practice in faraway United States of America. She did an internship at the New York Police Defence Academy, USA and that piqued her interest in serving her country through the Nigeria Police Force.
Born in Lagos State where she is from, she attended Lagos Anglican Girls Grammar School, Surulere Lagos (1980) and City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (1986). She has risen through the ranks, serving in several capacities to become, the Commissioner of Police, Railway Command Headquarters, Ebute Metta, Lagos.