According to Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, Inspector-General of Police, the Police Service is striving to lower the national average for robbery response time to 10 minutes.
He claims that the campaign will be strengthened by the deployment of more than 2000 troops and motorcycles across the nation’s highways in the upcoming days.
The IGP stated that the service is dedicated to fulfilling its role of safeguarding lives and property in the nation while speaking at a public lecture on policing at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
“We want to reduce robbery and crime response time to 10 minutes across the country, we believe this is possible and it will be done. When was the last time you heard of robberies on the major highways in the country, the Police have men patrolling all those places.
“We are going to deploy about 2000 motorbikes and officers to be patrolling all highways in the country,” the IGP noted.
Dr. Akuffo Dampare added that all officers now have their names permanently sewn into their uniforms for the public’s convenience in order to improve discipline within the service.
The IGP also said that by allocating sufficient funds and human resources to the area, the Police Service has expanded up its intelligence operations.
“We have our intelligence officers all over the place, in the Ubers, shops and all over the communities. It’s very expensive but we need to get the job done”.