The primary functions of the Force are those stipulated in Section 1 of the Police Force Act, 1970 (Act 350). It states among others that: “It shall be the duties of the Police Force to prevent and detect crime, to apprehend offenders and to maintain public order and safety of persons and properties”.
Service to the Public
Apart from the normal Police duties, the Police render other important services to the public. Some of these are:
Contributions to the States
The Police Service renders an invaluable contribution to the state on daily basis, through the expeditious performance of its mandatory functions; providing security and ensuring the maintenance of law and order for a peaceful national elections and subsequent transition of government was an immediate past major contribution worth mentioning.
Apart from this, there are ongoing joint operations with the Military to clamp down on the increasing rate of armed robbery that seems to have engulfed the major cities in the country. The fact that this has yielded tremendous success cannot be over emphasized. The normal day and night patrols in residential areas continued in a bid to deter criminals. A number of arrests and subsequent prosecutions were made, all to ensure the necessary internal peace and tranquility needed for the success of the Government’s economic revitalization exercise.
Potential for Private Investors
On the advice of the Police administration, government has allowed the participation of the private sector in the provision of internal security. As a result there are, presently, a number of private security organizations performing guard duties in various companies (i.e. banks, offices, foreign missions, recreational facilities, etc.).
These companies operate under the supervision and directive of the Police Administrations. Registration and licensing to operate are issued after intensive training in security operations. To monitor and evaluate their performance, there are regular schedule meetings between the Police Administration and the management of these private security organizations.
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IGP INDUCTED INTO OFFICE
The IGP, Mr David Asante-Apeatu has been officially inducted into office at a colourful service at the Ghana Police Church on 23rd April.
GERMAN EMBASSY DONATES
The German Embassy in Accra and the Goethe Institute has donated musical instruments worth €8000 to the Ghana Police Central Band.
NATIONAL POLICE COMMAND CONFERENCE - TRANSFORMING THE GHANA POLICE SERVICE INTO A WORLD CLASS POLICE - THE ROLE OF REGIONAL COMMANDERS
IGP AT AGBOBLOSHIE, ACCRA
The IGP has visited one of the victims of the recent clashes at Agbogbloshie in Accra who was still on admission at the Korle Bu.
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