Qualified Relatives To Replace Police Officers Who Die On Duty – IGP
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr. George Akuffo Dampare has said that police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty now have qualified relatives recruited into the service to compensate for their loss.
Meanwhile IGP, the initiative is part of a broad range of measures being taken by the leadership of the Police Service to encourage officers to give off their best.
“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,” IGP said.
The IGP said his vision is to make the Police the most efficient institution in the country despite the challenges they are confronted with. “The changing face of policing in Ghana: expectations and the role of the university community.”
“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 added
He also urged the public to criticize the Police but do so constructively since destructive criticisms could destroy the morale of the officers.
“Criticise us but please do so constructively so that the men and women of the service are not demoralized,” he stressed.
According to the IGP, the initiative is part of a broad range of measures being taken by the leadership of the Police Service to encourage officers to give off their best.