The National Association of Retired Police Officers (NA- RPO) has pledged to offer more support in intelligence gathering, to fight crime and ensure law and order.
A former Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Edward Oppong-Anane, said the retired officers were ready to place their varied experiences and expertise at the disposal of the Police Service, to safeguard the security of the nation.
He said they were adopting the practice in the developed nations, where retired officers had been providing useful intelligence and often flagged up miscreants to the security agencies.
ACP Oppong-Anane, who is the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the association, was speaking at an annual social event (WASSA), organised in Kumasi by the NARPO.
It provided an opportunity for participants not only to socialise, but to discuss matters relevant to the security of the state and welfare of the retirees.
ACP Oppong-Anane said that the veterans had opened their doors to the public and to mentor and provide career guidance to serving officers.
He asked police personnel to uphold their professional ethics, avoid doing anything likely to dent the image of the service and act firmly but even-handedly in their dealings with the public so as to win their confidence and trust.
ACP Oppong-Anane announ-ced the construction of a permanent structure in Kumasi to serve as regional office of the association, and said work on the project was nearing completion.
Deputy Ashanti Regional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police Kwaku Ampofo-Duku, saluted the association for its efforts at promoting peace and security.