Police officers advised to be disciplined
March 29, 2011
Nkawkaw (E/R), March 29, GNA - The Nkawkaw Divisional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Fredrick Kofi Asare, has called on police personnel to ensure self-discipline to enable them to enforce law and order.
He said a disciplined Police Service would encourage the public to volunteer information to facilitate the arrest of criminals, such as dealers in narcotics and armed robbers.
ACP Asare made the call when addressing police personnel at the Nkawkaw Division of the Ghana Police Service during the end of year West Africa Security Service Association (WASSA) get-together at Nkawkaw.
He said with co-operation from the public and the appropriate security measures in place the crime wave had reduced in the area.
ACP Asare commended the Member of Parliament for Nkawkaw, Mr Seth Adjei-Baah, for rehabilitating the Nkawkaw Central Police Station charge office and cells and extending potable water to the place as well as providing blankets to the inmates.
The Nkawkaw District Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police Seth Yirenkyi, said the district had only one vehicle for its operations and lacked adequate residential and office accommodation.
He appealed to Kwahu-West Municipal Assembly to rehabilitate an old garage to be used as office for the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service.
Mr Adjei-Baah, in an address read on his behalf, said the Police occupied a significant position in the country's security service and called on opinion leaders to support and co-operate with personnel of the Ghana Police Service to enable them to perform their duties effectively.
The Kwahu West Municipal Co-ordinating Director, Mr Kojo Dekpor, commended police personnel in the Nkawkaw Division for their hard work despite limited resources.
He urged them to use the WASSA to reflect on their past activities and map out effective strategies to reduce crime during the Easter festivities.