The Nsawam District Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Micheal Dandy Zah has asked the public to support security agencies to protect lives and property and reduce crime in the country.
According to him, the police need vital information to help them deal with miscreants in the society.
DSP Zah made the call at the celebration of 2015 West African Security Services Association (WASSA) of the command last Friday.
It was attended by the Nsawam Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Ben Ohene-Ayeh, parliamentary aspirant for the New Patriotic Party, Frank Annor-Dompreh, traditional leaders and other sister security agencies.
DSP Zah said the Command recorded 658 crime cases the past six months as against 1,248 the previous year.
He said there had been a reduction of cases as a result of effective patrols and swoops and urged the residents to form neighborhood watch committees to support the police.
The officer in charge of Reception at the Nsawam Medium Prisons, Assistant Director of Prisons (ADP) Edmund Boye, has appealed to the courts to give lower sentence to trivial crimes to help decongest the prisons.
Mr. Ohene-Ayeh commended the police for maintaining peace and order in the country and gave the assurance that the assemblies will support them in carrying out their duties.
Mr. Annor-Dompreh asked the police to sustain their efforts at reducing crime in the country.
From Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi, Nsawam