Sunday, 02 October

Qualified relatives of dead police officers’ll be recruited to replace them – IGP

General News
Dr George Akuffo Dampare - IGP

Qualified relatives of Police officers who die in the line of duty will be recruited into the service to compensate for the loss, the Inspector-General of Police Dr George Akuffo Dampare has announced.

The new move according to the IGP is to encourage officers to give off their best.

“When a police officer dies on duty, we have put new measures in place to ensure that a relative of the deceased officer who is qualified is recruited into the service as part of efforts to urge our officers to do their best in protecting the public,” the IGP said at a public lecture at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) on Thursday, 11 August 2022.

The IGP who spoke on the theme “The changing face of policing in Ghana: expectations and the role of the university community” said his vision is to make the Police the most efficient institution in the country despite the challenges they are confronted with.

He rejected reports that the Police is the most corrupt institution in the country adding that that is not to say there are no bad nuts.

He said the police administration will weed all bad nuts from the service to make it one of the best institutions in the country.