The Inspector-General of Police, Dr George Akuffo Dampare, has opened up about some of the initiatives put in place to encourage officers to give off their best.
During a public lecture at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) on Thursday, the IGP revealed that Police officers who die in the line of duty will now have qualified relatives recruited into the service to compensate for the loss.
“When a police officer dies on duty, we have put new measures in place to ensure that a relative of the deceased officer who is qualified is recruited into the service as part of efforts to urge our officers to do their best in protecting the public,” the IGP said while delivering a public lecture at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) on Thursday.
Speaking on the theme, “The changing face of policing in Ghana: expectations and the role of the university community”, the IGP stated that it is his vision to make the Police the most efficient institution in the country despite the challenges they are confronted with.
“We want a police service of the people, by the people and for the people. We want to make the service the best institution in the country and a reference point in the world.”
He further called on the public to criticize the Police constructively.
“Criticise us but please do so constructively so that the men and women of the service are not demoralized.”