Police Reward Outstanding Officers

The IGP in a pose with the outstanding personnel.
THE INSPECTOR General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan, has honoured 41 police personnel for their exemplary conduct, integrity and outstanding performance which have led to the arrest and prosecution of criminals.

The brief event took place at the forecourt of the National Police Headquarters, Accra, on Friday.

The beneficiaries of the awards, whose actions were monitored by the police administration, were selected from personnel in the National Headquarters, Accra, Volta, Eastern and Central regions.

The team leaders received medals, while the supporting members received certificates of meritorious performance.

The IGP in a brief speech congratulated the beneficiaries for their refusal to allow themselves to be influenced by their superiors or offenders into accepting bribes.

Mr Alhassan added that ‘such a visible display of exemplary acts of conduct of valour cannot be allowed to go unnoticed,’ adding, ‘Good hardworking police needs to be rewarded.’

He reiterated that efforts of personnel who excel in various disciplines, which would raise the image of the police, would continue to receive commendation.

Mr Alhassan said the Ghana Police Service (GPS) was also embarking on a number of reforms aimed at adding value to the service and personnel.

The IGP added, ‘It is gratifying to note that a lot of personnel have taken steps to ensure that the move along with the new wave of professional policing.’

The IGP also assured the public that the police administration would not shield any personnel who engage in criminal activities, adding that those arrested had been prosecuted, with some already serving various prison terms, while others were still in court.

The beneficiaries refused bribes from the offending parties of various sums of monies ranging from GH¢ 5,000 to GH¢7,000.

DSP Christine Yevunoo, the only female among the beneficiaries, and whose team arrested some armed robbers at the Tema Harbour, urged female police to rise up above all personal interests and work hard enough to bring good image to womanhood and policing, adding, ‘This is the time to restore the good image of the police.’

By Solomon Ofori

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