Police officers have been told to be ready to answer for any acts of indiscipline, criminality or unprofessional misconduct, likely to cause public disaffection and create image problems for the Ghana Police Service.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Kwadwo Antwi Tabi, the Central Regional Commander, said no unethical conduct brought to their notice would go unpunished.
They were not going to shield or cover people, who breached the law or the professional code of conduct. They would move quickly to investigate and to appropriately sanction any offending officer.
Speaking at his maiden meeting with journalists in the region in Cape Coast, he said the leadership was not going to allow anyone of their men and women to drag the name of the service into the mud.
DCOP Tabi said there had been instances where the conduct of some of the police personnel in the region had brought embarrassment to the service but was quick to state that in all such instances they acted swiftly to deal with the erring officers.
He cited, the case, a detained suspect, was released by a police officer, in exchange for sex and said their response was swift. The suspect was immediately arrested.
He vowed that they would be bold and even-handed in the performance of their duty of making sure that there was law and order in the society.
The police service, he said, should be allowed to operate professionally and be spared attempts by some people to influence and obtain favours from police officers.
He warned those who have chosen to live outside the law, to have a rethink. The police would go after criminals without fear. They are going to make things uncomfortable for them.
He said they would be chased to their hideouts and arrested, to enable the law abiding, to go about their daily business in peace.
DCOP spoke of plans to make sure that there was strong police presence on the roads to check the recklessness, careless disregard for the road traffic regulations, to help make roads safe.
He added that the carnage on the roads – killing and maiming could not continue. He called for strong support for the police to keep the society calm.
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