The Brong-Ahafo Regional Police Command has affirmed its commitment to protect lives and properties as the Christmas approaches, and called on the public to assist the Command in crime combat.
Chief Inspector Augustine Kingsley Oppong, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Police Public Relations Officer, gave the assurance in an interview with Ghana News Agency (GNA) on the sidelines of procession to mark the Police Week celebration in Sunyani.
The three and a half hour walk on the theme “Renewing Police Public-Partnership for Safer Communities” started Saturday morning at 0630 hours from the Regional Police Headquarters through the principal streets of Sunyani and ended at 1000 hours at the starting point.
The personnel held placards with various inscriptions and danced to highlife and reggae music provided by a sound system placed on a van.
Some of the inscriptions read “Give Information on Crime, “Police are Friends, Not Enemies”, “Call the Police and We Shall Respond to You” “Saving is a Service, and “If You Say You Hate the Police, then You Love Armed Robbers”
Chief Inspector Oppong underscored the need for the Service to renew its partnership and deepened civilian-Police relationship, saying modern policing was a collective responsibility.
He said the Police required information from civilians, to successfully fight crime and assured Police informants that their confidentiality was always guaranteed.
Later addressing the personnel, Deputy Commissioner of Police Godfred Owusu Boateng, the Regional Police Commander advised them to exhibit high sense of professionalism in their dealings with the general public.