Police personnel who pass away while on duty would be replaced by relatives who meet specific requirements, according to Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr. George Akuffo Dampare (PhD).
He asserts that this is a part of initiatives to ensure that police officers protect Ghanaians as effectively as possible.
George Akufo Dampare made this point quite obvious when he spoke at a seminar on the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology campus (KNUST).
The police chief claims that initiatives are being taken to ensure that the Ghana Police Service serves as a role model for policing in other parts of the world.
Dampare talked about the necessity of analyzing the work of the service. He quickly clarified, though, that in order to avoid demoralizing service members, critiques should be respectful.
“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,”
“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”. he said.