Ghana’s security threatened by serious, organized crimes- COP Tiwaa Addo-Danquah

Director-General of Police In-charge of Welfare, COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, says crime in the country continues to evolve in a very sophisticated fashion and technologically advanced with fearless criminal gangs.

She said the security of the country is threatened by serious and organized crimes such as robbery, kidnapping, human trafficking, piracy, narcotics trading, murder, and cyber-attacks among others.

COP Tiwaa Addo Danquah, who was speaking at a passing out Parade of Police recruits at the Pwalugu Police Training School in the Talensi District of the Upper EastRegion said the need to reinvent the country’s security strategies to counteract the threats is now.

The 581 recruits underwent a six months period of intense training in which they were taken through subjects including Report Writing, Criminal Law, Criminal Investigation, Acts and Decrees, Human Rights, Contemporary Policing and Law of Evidence among others.

The review officer was the director-general of Police In-charge of Welfare at the Ghana police service, COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo Danquah.

Addressing the gathering, COP Tiwaa Addo Danquah said the police can only consolidate peace and security in the country when there is effective collaboration between the police and the general public it serves.

Touching on the police wireless message last Tuesday which hinted that the Burkina Faso-based bandits are allegedly launching attacks in communities along the Burkina Faso-Ghana border, the Director of Public Affairs at the Ghana Police Service, Superintendent Sheila Kessie Abayie Buckman, said the police are on high alert to deal with any perpetrator.

The Upper East Regional Minister, Stephen Yakubu, reiterated government’s commitment to resourcing the Police service to enable them to execute their duties as expected.

The Police recruits were charged to desist from practices that have the tendency of bringing the image of the service into disrepute.

Story filed by Samuel Ayammah

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