The Ghana Police Service has deployed over 15, 000 personnel across the country ahead of the Christmas and new year festivities, says the Inspector General Police, Mr James Oppong-Boanuh
This, he believes would clamp down on the activities of criminals and also maintain law and order during the Christmas festivities.
Mr. Oppong-Boanuh announced the figures when he delivered the keynote address at the climax of a safety and security campaign in Accra on Thursday.
This means on the average about 938 police officers might be deployed in all 16 regions.
Organised by the Graphic Communications Group Limited, the campaign was to keep the public abreast with road safety and security to reduce the carnage on the country’s roads as well as crime.
With security analysts expressing concern about the general insecurity in the country,the IGP outlined a number of operational strategies to increase police visibility, protect lives and property, and ensure effective traffic management as part of efforts to guarantee the safety and security of citizens, especially during the period.
“We have intensified day and night patrols, increased community engagements and sensitiation on security, stepped up traffic management, deployed some technological devices to enhance information gathering intelligence-led operations, snap checks and highway patrols, ” he stated.
He, however, cautioned all ‘potential‘ criminals to desist from any nefarious activity intended to ruin the peaceful celebration, adding that, “the Police is ready to deal with them.”
Mr. Oppong-Boanuh urged the general public to complement the efforts of the security agencies by furnishing them with information on any suspected criminal activities to enable them to act swiftly and ensure the safety and well-being of all.