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IGP MAKES CHANGES IN POLICE COMMAND - As President urges Police-Community collaboration

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The Inspector General of Police, David Asante-Apeatu, has made changes in the command structure of the Ghana Police Service.

The Inspector General of Police, David Asante-Apeatu, has made changes in the command structure of the Ghana Police Service.

 

According to a release signed by David Eklu, Director General of the Police Public Affairs, COP Ken Yeboah, formerly the Ashanti Regional Commander, is now the Director General/Technical at the National Headquarters. He has been replaced by DCOP Kwasi Mensah Duku, who hitherto was the Western Regional Commander.

Upper East Regional Commander, DCOP Redeemer Dedjoe, heads to the Western Region as the new Commander.

The new Director General for Legal Affairs is DCOP Patrick Adusei Sarpong, who was in charge of the Northern region. He has been replaced by DCOP Timothy Yoosa Bongah, of PIPS.

DCOP Emmanuel Ashing Bossoh, 2i/c of Brong Ahafo, takes over as the new PIPS boss and has been replaced by DCOP Edward Oduro Kwarteng, 2i/c of Upper West.

DCOP Osei Kwaku Ampofo-Duku of the National Headquarters heads to the Upper East regional as the new Commander whilst DCOP Edward Tabiri, Director General in Charge of Legal Affairs, is now the Director General in charge of private security operations.

The release disclosed that additional changes had been made to other commands such as the Atebubu, Kasoa, Assin Fosu, Airport, Anyinam, Kibi and Nsawam Districts.

In a related development, the Police Service has been urged to partner with the community they serve in order to help reduce crime.

Residents have also been urged to corporate with the police and give them their maximum backing in the discharge of their duties.

President Nana Akufo-Addo made this call yesterday at the commissioning of a newly built police station donated by Kwame Despite, Chief Executive Officer of Despite Group of Companies.

According to President Akufo-Addo, when the community and police work together, “we can be assured of our safety and security and then we can all channel our energy and resources to building a progressive and prosperous nation.”

The President added that he was very confident that with the police and citizenry joined at the frontline in the fight against crime, the society would be orderly and governed by the rule of law.

He mentioned that the government was undertaking the rehabilitation of police stations across the country as a way of standardizing them.

“Our aim is to strengthen the police, fashioning it into an honest, disciplined, efficient and robust force whose emphasis will be on proactive and preventative policing rather than reactive,” President Akufo-Addo said.

He stated that in addition to recruiting an additional 4000 police office this year, his government has recruited about 13,5000 young men and women into the community protection module under the Youth Employment Agency.

“Again negotiations have been completed for the roll out of phase two of the Alpha Project which involves the deployment of a total of 8700 CCTV cameras across all the district with three command centres in Accra, Kumasi and Tamale,” he disclosed.