At the closing session of the training of trainers’ course on Improved Police – Public Relations (IPPR); The Commissioner of Police (COP) Prosper Kwame Agblor, Director General, Legal and Prosecutions asked members of the public to expect warmer reception from the police in their bid to promote effective policing. Stating that, the public should also expect police personnel to be firm and fair in relating to them as they carry out their mandate as they would use dialogue instead of violent approaches to resolve issues.
Speaking on behalf of the Inspector – General of Police, COP Agblor said the Service was seeking new ways to better protect lives, property as well as strengthen communal relations. He explained that the IPPR programme was intended to remove the human factor elements that widened the gap between the protector and the protected.
“This is why the programme targets firstly frontline officers to enhance approachability.” He said as Ghana headed to the polls, personnel were being given special skills to be more tolerant, civil and law – abiding in every facet of the democratic landscape. Emphasizing that, effective policing and crime prevention, thrived on the collaboration between the police and members of the public.
In all, 36 selected personnel from the Public Relations Unit, Inspectors and Chief Inspectors, who are frontline personnel in engaging the public, benefitted from the European Union Police and Civilian Services Training – sponsored programme. Also among the participants were implementation agents from nine administrative regions.
Source: GNA, Date: 01-03-2020