The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan has urged the public to report the misconduct of police personnel to the Police Administration for them to be sanctioned.
He said negative acts such as abuse of rights, illegal detentions and wrongful arrests of innocent people were against the principles of the service.
Mr. Alhassan said this at the launch of the re-affirmation of the public confidence in the Police Service at Gomoa Fetteh, in the Central Region, yesterday.
He said the re-affirmation of the public confidence in the police was very essential to the law enforcement agency, pointing out that “we must police ourselves and those who would be singled out must be dealt with”.
Mr Alhassan said the Police Service would become irrelevant if it lost public trust and confidence, adding that “we all have to sit down and assess ourselves and stop the negative practices”.
The Central Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Ransford Moses Ninson, said the launch would remind personnel to desist from certain actions which had the tendency to bring the name of the service into disrepute.
He asked police personnel to desist from the use of force, abuse of rights of suspects, extortion of monies on the roads, demanding money before granting bail, meddling in civil cases, undertaking unlawful duties and malicious prosecution, among others.
From Anita Nyarko, Gomoa