Police Administration pilots new electronic system to replace manual way of handling complaints at Police Stations
| Updated Dec 28, 2017 at 11:22am
The Police Administration says it aims to transform the Service into a world-class one that will respond appropriately to the changing needs of society in the area of crime prevention and combat within the next four years.
Among strategies towards the realization of the set objectives is the adoption of Electronic Policing which is already being piloted in East Legon, Nungua and Airport Police Stations. This is to do away with the manual way of handling reports right from the complaint stage.
The Director of the Police Transformational Programme, Chief Superintendent Dr. Benjamin Agordzo made this known in an interview with journalists in Kumasi. Chief Superintendent Dr. Agordzo noted that the entire project is centered on four thematic areas, including Professionalism.
Touching on recent cases of suspected criminals within the Police Service, Chief Superintendent Dr. Agordzo insisted that, as a human organization, such incidents are bound to occur, but they should not be allowed to undermine efforts at modernizing the Police Service to meet international standards.
The Ashanti Regional Police Commander, COP, Ken Yeboah, condemned the manhandling of suspects while in Police custody, as well as the unprofessional handling of minors suspected to be criminals, particularly exposing their identities.
Such unprofessional conduct, COP, Ken Yeboah, warned would not be entertained among police personnel after the transformation project.