Accra Police to deploy 3,200 officers for 31st night

General News of Thursday, 31 December 2015


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The Accra Regional Police Command has said it will deploy over 3,000 Police officers across the capital to maintain law and order.

Addressing journalists in Accra, the Accra Regional Police Commander, COP George Dampare assured Ghanaians they have put measures in place to ensure a peaceful 31st night.

“We are putting in mechanisms to secure places. We want to assure all and sundry that the Police command is deploying 3,200 personnel to undertake this exercise of ensuring that there is comprehensive day and night patrol during the 31st and on the 1st [of January 2015].

“There are also sufficient people on the road to manage traffic. There are other arrangements we’ve put in place which we cannot disclose to the public because they are very confidential security arrangements,” he added.

COP Dambare added that “we want to assure you that when we put these things together we are going to hae a very peaceful and quiet 31st night and a new year. As you move out of the house, please don’t leave the house empty. Get somebody to take care of the house, even though we will be doing all the patrolling in the area.”

The night of December 31 is a special day for the world. In Ghana the day is celebrated in diverse ways including going for a watch night service at places of worship to usher in the new year.

They also use the opportunity to make new resolutions for the coming year.