Tema Police Command puts security measures in place this Easter

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Tema, March 30, GNA – The Tema Regional Police Command has put in place 

a number of measures to enforce the law to ensure order, peace and tranquillity in the area.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Maxwell Atingane, Tema Regional Police Commander, made told newsmen at his office on Saturday to outline the security measures instituted by the Command during and after the Easter festivities.

He said the Tema region had been zoned into smaller sectors and man by Police officers to give maximum security to residents.

DCOP Atingane said, as a result, no personnel had been allowed to go on leave during the period.

He said the small sectors had been provided with patrol teams to effectively and efficiently manage them.

Furthermore, he said, Policemen had been deployed onto the streets so that visibility could help check the nefarious activities of criminals.

‘When people are in distress and are being attacked by armed robbers the Police will come to their rescue by acting swiftly and promptly to their calls.’

Flanked by Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Oyirifi Akrofi, Tema Deputy Regional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Victor Amedeker, Commander of the Tema Buffalo Unit, DCOP Atingane said the Regional Command had constructed tents at the various beaches during this Easter where Policemen would carry out mobile and foot patrols while a standby team would be at the Regional Police Headquarters.

The Regional Commander said the Motor Transport and Traffic Unit (MTTU) had been tasked to ensure the free-flow of traffic in order to bring sanity on the roads during festivities.

DCOP Atingane said the CID Unit had also been enjoined to act on criminals and quickly prepare them for court.

He said Policemen had also been put on rush-hour duty from 0430 hours to 0600 hours around lorry parks where they would protect residents who in their attempt to board vehicles would be attacked by criminals.

He repeated the call on the public to give the Police the fuller cooperation in the discharge of their duties, by volunteering information on the activities of criminals to help flush them out of the system.

The Regional Commander assured the public that those who volunteered information would not have their identities disclosed and cautioned Police personnel that those who would expose informants would be shown the exit from the Service.