C.R. Police Command Management Board Inaugurated

DEPUTY IGP (2)A six-member  Management Board for the Central Regional Police Command was on Friday inaugurated with a call on the police personnel to support the policy initiatives of the Police administration.

The Director-General of the Police Intelligence and Professional Standards (PIPS), Commissioner of Police (COP) Joana Osei-Poku,  made the call at the inauguration of the Central Regional Police Management Board (POMAB) on  Friday, COP Osei-Poku said the administration was committed towards implementing all policy initiatives geared towards the transformation of the Service.

The Board, chaired by the Central Regional Police Commander, (DCOP) Ransford Moses Ninson, would implement management policy decisions made by the Inspector General of Police with respect to work, conduct, welfare and other related matters of personnel in the region.

It would also carry out law enforcement, order and discipline in the Region as well as collective managaement of human, material and financial resources allocated to the Region to ensure the attainment of regional policing objectives.

COP Osei-Poku stated that the exigencies of effective law enforcement in contemporary world required urgent actions in all areas of administrative and operational activities.

She said that the Regional Police Management boards had been instituted to ensure effective policing across the country.
“It is the Police Administration’s wish that the decentralisation of Police Headquarters’ administration, control and operations would use maximum effectiveness and efficiency to enhance the overall service delivery to meet the growing expectations of our communities,” she said.

She expressed the hope that the Regional Police Command would continue to advise the Police Council on matters relating to law enforcement in the Region.

She further urged every police officer to work towards creating a congenial atmosphere in which all persons, irrespective of class or status could go about their normal business without fear or favour.

“The Police Administration is committed to the paradigm shift in law enforcement activities, underpined by proactive policing strategies, effective combat of crime, effective mobilisation and deployment of human and material resources, command accountability, professional and ethical conduct of personnel, re-organisation and re-alignment of the operational units among others,” she said.

The Central Regional Police Commander, DCOP Ransford Moses Ninson, in an address, reiterated the resolve of the police to provide adequate security in the Region as well as the entire country.

He appealed to the citizenry to support the police in the fight against crime by volunteering information that would lead to the arrest of criminals in the country.

He said the reward system for people who volunteer information that would lead to the arrest and prosecution of suspects was still in place and urged all to make use of the scheme.

The Central Regional Minister, Samuel Sarpong, commended police personnel the region for the professional manner they had been handling security issues in the region.

He, however, urged them to shun negative tendencies that would bring the image of the Police Service into disrepute.

He further admonished police personnel to strive to mprove the relationship between them and the civilian population to promote effective policing in the country.    From David Yarboi-Tetteh, Cape Coast

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