The President of the Full Gospel Church International, Right Reverend Samuel Mensah, has advocated the establishment of an endowment fund for personnel of the Ghana Police Service.
Right Reverend Samuel Mensah said, such fund would help in promoting the wellbeing of the personnel.
Rev Mensah made the appeal at the 2016 Annual West Africa Security Services Association (WASSA) of the Ghana Police Academy, in Accra last Friday, to take stock of activities of the police.
He said there was the need to enhance the welfare of the police to motivate them to discharge their duties effectively.
Rev Mensah advised the police to update their knowledge and skills in Information Communication Technology, to be able to deal with crime that has become sophisticated.
The Commandant of the Ghana Police Academy, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Anderson Fosu-Ackaah, said the institution established in 1959, was the second highest institution of learning for the police after the Ghana Police Command and Staff College.
He said: “The Academy’s contribution to the human development of the Ghana Police Service and national peace and security cannot be quantified.”
ACP Fosu-Ackaah said during the year under review, the Academy in collaboration with the Police Administration organised courses for selected senior police officers in election security and crowd management for the 2016 general elections.
The Director-General of Human Resource Development of the Ghana Police Sevice, Commissioner of Police (COP) Beatrice Vib Sanziri, commended the staff of the Academy for their dedication to the training of police officers.
She assured that the police administration would sustain its support for the Academy.
A senior consultant of Kanko Associates, Mrs Mary Tobbin Osei, commended the Ghana Police Service for ensuring peace and stability in the country over the years even at the peril of their lives.
She appealed to the public to collaborate with the Police in the fight,which is a shared responsibility.
Mrs Osei appealed to individuals and organisations to support the police with logistics and equipment, saying, “Government alone cannot do it, the Service needs the assistance of the public to achieve its goals.”
By Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi