Give Us Info to Fight Criminals — Ada Police Boss
As part of their maiden police week celebration, the Ada Police Divisional Commander, Chief Superintendent George A. Kumah, has called on the citizenry to help the police service with information that will lead to the arrest of criminals. The commander made the request in a sideline interview with THE PUBLISHER when officers embarked on an endurance walk through the Kasseh township as part of the service week celebration.
He stated that the police largely depends on the public for information on criminals since they (members of the public) live with criminals in the communities.
“We cannot do away with information from the public, especially the good people in society because they know the characters they are living with”.
He disclosed narrated that most of the information they gather about criminals are gotten from the public-spirited people who volunteers such information, and promised that his outfit will forever protect the identities of informants.
He, however, admitted that some police officers sometimes act overboard, and thereby strain the trust between the service and the public.
“Yes, sometimes, some of our men use too much force on civilians creating enemies for ourselves which shouldn’t be so. We are police service and not police force; in fact the recent Kumasi incident has dented the image of the service which is very worrying” he conceded.
Commander Kumah promised his team will go into some of the communities in Ada and engage the people to reboot the confidence between the police and residents.
“We will go to the communities and engage them for them to tell us what they like and what they don’t like. Doing this will help to strengthen the unity amongst us” he ended.
By: Daniel Akpaloo Nyorngmor