He said he was overwhelmed about the massive infrastructural development that had taken place at the head office of the Ashanti Regional Police Command just two months after the appointment of DCOP Kofi Boakye, and urged the police chief to sustain his good works.
Mr. Alhassan consequently charged top police officers in the country to emulate the shining example of DCOP Kofi Boakye by implementing pragmatic policies and programmes to fight crime in their areas of jurisdiction.
‘Crime has gone down in the Ashanti Region. I follow the situational reports of the region on daily basis and I also get feedbacks from people and media reports; the crime rate in the Ashanti Region has reduced significantly,’ the IGP told newsmen in Kumasi when he visited the Ashanti Regional Police headquarters on Friday. It was part of a one-day working visit to the region to acquaint himself of the security situation.
Before addressing the newsmen, the IGP, led by DCOP Kofi Boakye, toured the headquarters to witness for himself the tiling of the entire floor, installation of CCTV cameras, painting of the buildings and the new gates erected at the entrance.
Mr. Alhassan confessed that he was overwhelmed about the massive development that he had witnessed at the police headquarters. The IGP, who could not contain his admiration of the police headquarters stated, ‘I wish that my office would be moved to Kumasi.’
Mr. Alhassan said he was particularly thrilled about the problem-solving nature of DCOP Kofi Boakye, pointing out that the image of the Police Service would be greatly enhanced if policemen and women emulated the determination and the good works of the Ashanti Regional Police Commander.
According to the IGP, the public would willingly offer unflinching support to the police if they acted professionally.
In this regard, the IGP sternly warned police personnel who are fond of using excessive force, meddling in civil cases and over-detaining suspects, among other unjustifiable practices, to quickly desist from them or face the consequences.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi
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