As part of efforts to reform the Special Anti Robbert Squad SARS, operatives have been directed not to serve as bodyguards or delve into civil matters and must wear their uniforms during operation.
According to the statement:
“SARS Operatives are prohibited from performing roles of “body-guards, delving into land matters, personal disputes, debt collection and civil matters. They are ordered to operate in official uniform clearly marked for identification.
“The designation of the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Operations lead SARS as the Strategic Commander. Commissioner of Police as a field Commander of all activities related to SARS.
“All SARS Operatives are answerable to the DIG Operations through the CP FSARS and Commissioners of Police of the Commands. The direct supervision of SARS operation in each state command under the Commissioner of Police in charge of the state via the DCP / ACP ops,” the statement read in part.
The statement also stated that operatives are prohibited from conducting a stop and search on roads unless when necessary.