Citizens Urged To Collaborate With Police To Combat Crime

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Mohammed Alhassan, Inspector General of Police
Mohammed Alhassan, Inspector General of Police

The Ghana Police Service has inaugurated two new police stations at Asiri and Kokoa in the Jaman North District in the Brong-Ahafo Region to ensure law and order in the two areas and the surrounding communities.

The Regional Police Commander, DCOP Maxwell Sakipasco Atingani said, the inauguration of the two police stations and the presence of the police would go a long way to provide adequate security to the people in the areas who  hitherto have been depending on the police station at Goka for protection.

He bemoaned the practice where people physically assault security men and burn police stations at the least provocation, which he described as unacceptable and warn them to desist from some such practice.

DCOP Atingani  warned that, the police will in accordance with laws of the country deal ruthlessly with any person or group of persons who put the law into their own hands.

He appealed to the people to support the police to ensure law and order in their communities since security is a shared responsibility and therefore should not be left in the hands of the security agencies alone.

The Regional Commander urged the police officers to exhibit high level of professionalism by creating a healthy relationship between them and the civilian population in order to build trust and win the confidence of the people.

He also admonished them to shun chieftaincy and all other forms of disputes which create tension, disunity and subsequently retard development in communities.