The Ghana Police Service will soon introduce a new wing to be known as ‘Air Policing’.
The new outfit will enhance the work of the Police by enabling it to conduct aerial surveillance.
In March 2019, President Akufo-Addo announced the procurement of three helicopters and the training of Police personnel as Pilots and Engineers to propel the safety and security agenda.
Speaking at the sod cutting ceremony for the construction of a hangar for the Air Wing, Interior Minister Ambrose Dery, said government is introducing this aspect of policing in the face of sophisticated crime.
He said the move is also to enhance the capacity of the Ghana Police Service to take part in live operations, and to gather information and intelligence over whatever is happening on the ground.
The hangar will accommodate the expected first three helicopters of the new Police Wing.