IGP: Qualified relatives will take over for police officers who pass away in the line of duty

According to Inspector-General of Police Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, suitable relatives will now be hired into the service to make up for the loss of a police officer who dies in the line of duty.

The IGP claims that the initiative is only one of many steps the Police Service’s top brass is doing to reward officers for their greatest efforts.


“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.

The IGP who spoke on the theme “The changing face of policing in Ghana: expectations and the role of the university community” said his vision is 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”.

Additionally, Dr. Dampare urged the people to criticize the police, but to do so constructively rather than destructively, as such criticisms might kill the officers’ morale.

“Criticise us but please do so constructively so that the men and women of the service are not demoralised”.


Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/103.5FM


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