Police Activate Hotlines –

James Oppong-Boanu, IGP

The Police Administration has made good its promise of putting in place an arrangement for the receipt of complaints from aggrieved members of the public as a result of unprofessional conduct of personnel.

In
this direction the administration has activated the following hotlines to
enable members of the public, especially motorists and passengers, to reach the
police authorities on their experiences with officers on the road where
necessary.

The numbers are 055 032 3323
(voice calls and SMS only) 027 500 0156 (voice calls and SMS only) and 020 663
9121 (Whatsapp/ videos only)

A statement issued and signed by
the Director-General of Public Affairs, Assistant Commissioner of Police,
Mr David Eklu, said that had become necessary as a result of complaints about
police unprofessional conduct while on duty.

 It said the activation of
the complaint numbers followed directives issued by the Inspector General of
Police (IGP) last October, regarding measures to check such complaints.

“All road users are encouraged
to send videos of police misconduct, including pictures, Whatsapp, text
messages and voice calls on police unprofessional conduct and good conduct
worth emulating,” the statement said.

Motorists

It identified the units that
were mandated to act on behalf of the police with regard to road and
traffic-related issues.

“The Motor Traffic and Transport
Department (MTTD) is the mandated unit in charge of road and motor issues.
Personnel of the unit are identified in white tunic over black trousers, with a
peaked cap or combo as headgear. They sometimes wear reflective jackets on
their top uniforms to enhance visibility,” it said.

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