Plans are underway to have a virtual police station for complainants online.
This is to enhance the work of the Ghana Police service and forms part of the transformation agenda.
Speaking at a public lecture at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), on Thursday, 11 August 2022, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr George Akuffo Dampare said: “We are looking forward to a period where we will have virtual police station. Where you don’t have to show up at the police station.”
According to the IGP, complainants will be required to send their complaint online and the suspect would be invited virtually.
“You just make your complain virtually and then we will send you all the information and we can even virtually also invite the suspect which is data processing.
“We evaluate and think that it is something that we can virtually do it than to show up at the police station and be unattended to and all that. So, we have a lot of work to do, but internally with a press of a button you can send messages to every police officer across the country instantly,” the police chief said.
He noted that a virtual police station is possible because “from headquarters to regional level we send documents electronically and need not to find people to come pick it up and do that.”