Police Flushing Out Miscreants

Police Flushing Out Miscreants
COP Edward Tabiri



The Ghana Police Service is taking pragmatic measures to weed out miscreants and criminals from the Service to restore its hard-won reputation and instill confidence in the members of the public. Commissioner of Police (COP), Mr. Edward Tabiri, Director General in-charge of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) of the


Service, who said this, warned that the police administration would not countenance any acts of bribery, extortion, robbery or any corruptible activities. He was speaking at the passing-out ceremony for 170 police recruits at the Ashanti Regional Police Training School in Kumasi on Friday, September 16, 2022. COP



Tabiri, who was the Reviewing Officer at the ceremony, said Ghana needs well-prepared security men and women who can adequately respond to attacks on the country. According to him, terrorism has become a global threat, noting that almost all the neighbouring countries of Ghana have experienced some form of



terrorist attacks. He said the emerging crimes, terrorism, cyber related crimes, modern policing challenges and changes in modus operandi of criminals are some of the issues that confront the Ghana Police Service. These, he noted, translate into increased demand on the personnel of Ghana Police Service to deliver services that are more



diverse, complex, skilled and specialised in order to deal with current trends. According to him, as part of measures being put in place by the Inspector General of Police (IGP)  Dr. George Akuffo Dampare to revitalise police visibility and accessibility patrols, the Ghana Police Service will soon intensify police motorbike



patrols at every nook and cranny of the country. He advised the recruits to exhibit a high sense of professionalism, civility and respect to win the confidence and trust of the members of the public, to encourage them to volunteer vital information to the police. The current police administration recognises the



important role that communities can play to help deal with all forms of crime. It is said that ‘to every crime that is committed, there is one public eye that sees it’, he said. Of the recruits made up of 26 females and 144 males, Kelvin Amoah emerged as the overall best recruit. As part of their basic training, the recruits were sent to High-Risk Operation Training School, formerly the



Counter-Terrorism Enactment and Concentration Centre at Akanteng in the Yilo Krobo Municipality of the Eastern Region. They were taken through various activities including rappelling, mountaineering, jumping from moving vehicles, firing from moving vehicles to suppress target or take cover, and host of tactical training to position them to respond appropriately to any attack on the country and deal with any eventuality.