Police to re-strategize in dealing with robberies
6/7/2012 10:30:43 PM -
Bolgatanga, June 7, GNA- Available records reveal that most of the highway robberies experienced in Ghana recently were perpetuated by groups of Fulani immigrants, Mr Paul Tawiah Quaye, Inspector General, Ghana Police Service, said Thursday.
He said the Police service is re-strategising to deal decisively and aggressively with criminals to make the cities and roads safer.
The IGP made this known in Bolgatanga during a familiarization forum in Bolgatanga to interact with officers and men in the region to obtain first hand information on prevailing conditions within the service.
It served as a platform to sensitize the service personnel on major policy initiatives for their successful implementation throughout the country.
He called on the service personnel to intensify their intelligence gathering activities nationwide to deal ruthlessly with the prevailing crime situation.
'We must also continue with policing interventions such as effective day and night patrols, increasing police visibility with the Tent City Programme, increasing traffic management activities, working with local government structures and partnering traditional leaders and other stakeholders in order to thrive in dealing with armed robberies'.
All that, he said would be in line with the community policing concept, to give meaning to the principle which states that security is a shared and collective responsibility.
He expressed optimism that with those approaches, the Ghana Police would achieve better results in dealing with the situation.
Meanwhile, the Upper East Regional Police commander, DCOP Bright Oduro has indicated that, though there had been a reduction in crime in the region in general, robbery cases have shot up.
He added that effective day and night patrols had been intensified in throughout the region to contain the situation.