The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali, has tasked police special constabulary to operate within the ambit of the law.
Alkali gave the charge ìn Enugu while declaring open a two day capacity building workshop for community policing stakeholders in the South-East.
The police boss was represented by the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in-charge of Research and Planning, John Amadi.
He warned the constabulary not to engage in any act that was contrary to the community policing implementation process.
According to him, being a police special constabulary is voluntary and does not attract any remuneration.
He said the clarification was necessary in view of the recent unwarranted protests by some police special constabulary in some parts of the country.
The I-G explained that quasi security personnel volunteers were only expected to partner and complement the police in safeguarding their respective communities.