IGP Dampare expected to strengthen police-civilian relationship


Security Analyst, Mr Sanny says he expects the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), COP George Akuffo Dampare, to focus on building police and civilian relationship in other to foster cordial relation.

He noted that Ghanaians are gradually loosing confidence in the Police Service and reason delivered programme must be pursued by the Inspector General of Police to restore confidence in the Police Service.

Mr Sanny speaking in an interview with GhanaTalksRadio on his expectations on COP George Akuffo Dampare, as he resumes office as Inspector General of Police, he said, “a lot of Ghanaians have lost confidence, so I think what should be firstly done is to improve police and civilian relationship and restore some level of confidence back into the Police Service.”

“One of the challenge facing the service is that people are not willing to assist or report crimes to the police which is disturbing.”

“People will choose to lynch criminals rather than handling them over to the police when they have no confidence in the police.” he added.

“Secondly, policing should be brought to the doorstep of the people. The most important is for police to fastening a cordial respectful progressive relation with the civilian populations because most of information they get or have are from the civilian source but if you are rejected by the civilians then trust me it is an indication of insecurity in the country.”

Furthermore, he continued that, “Yesterday’s security measures are not just like today. Criminals keep changing their ways. You use fighting techniques that was taught at the time of recruitment some years ago to fight these crimes which is very impossible.”