Police officers in the Ashanti Region have been sensitized on steps to transform the service – to rank it among the top performing in the world.
This was at a day’s workshop jointly organized by the Regional Command and the Hanns-Seidel Foundation.
This was dubbed, “Sensitization project in support of Ghana Police transformation programme”.
It provided the platform for the officers to do soul searching and discuss ways of repairing the bruised image of the service.
Commissioner of Police (COP) Ken Yeboah, the Regional Commander, spoke of the need for team work to push ahead the agenda of turning it into a world class service.
He reminded them to maintain high standard of professionalism and avoid doing anything unethical.
Police Chief Superintendent Dr. Benjamin Agordzo, Director of the Transformation Programme, outlined strategies to boost their operations.
These involve putting information and communication technology (ICT) at the heart of its operations, transforming the criminal investigation department (CID) and ensuring the welfare of the personnel.
He announced the introduction of e-policing system to fast track crime investigations and said this was being piloted at the East Legon, Nungua and Airport Area Police Posts.
He added that the use of ICT was the way forward to efficiently deal with cyber and other complex crimes.
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