IGP

Mr Mohammed Alhassan, Inspector General of Police (IGP), said the Ghana Police Service was one of the best police institutions across the globe and assured Ghanaians of their security as they went about their daily activities.

He charged police personnel to deal with the new trend of crime which, he noted, was taking a different dimension saying; ?times are changing and it is affecting policing in general?we must adopt new strategies to prevent crimes?.

Mr Alhassan said this in Tamale on Friday during a working visit to inspect 290 Rapid Deployment Force (RDF) and some logistics to assess their readiness to deal with security threats especially as the country awaits the Supreme Court verdict on the election petition.

The IGP, who was accompanied by Commissioner of Police (COP) John Kudalor, Director General of Operations and COP James Oppong Boanu, Director General in-charge of Services, expressed satisfaction about the smartness of the personnel noting that discipline was good.

He said the Ghana Police Service was restructuring to provide quality service to the citizenry to bring back the enviable image of the service adding; ?cut down the paper work, stop sitting in the offices and move to the communities?.

Mr Mohammed said the new methodology and reforms such as the visibility and accessibility programme being implemented by the administration was to make the personnel mix with citizens and be ahead of crime in order to be able to serve the public by protecting and keeping order.

He urged them to be battle ready since they could be called upon at any time to carry out their civic responsibilities and warned that those few bad nuts who were working against the integrity of the service would not be spared when caught.

The IGP assured the personnel that their logistic constraints would be resolved to enable them to discharge their duties professionally.

COP James Oppong Boanu advised the personnel to protect all properties of the service and avoid exchanging money for their uniforms and other logistics which were supposed to be given to them free of charge.

He said the logistics were imported for the service and must be handled with care noting that the shortfall in logistics would be addressed.

The IGP later inspected a building project close to the Tamale Sports Stadium where a 250-housing unit was being put up by the Ghana Police Service to accommodate some personnel.

Source: GNA

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