The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr David Asante-Apeatu, has announced that the Police Service is devising plans to rectify the anomalies associated with promotions in the Ghana Police Service.
Mr Asante-Apeatu made the announcement when he addressed a workshop for officers and men on a transformation agenda for the service in Accra on Tuesday.
“It is my conviction that all newly promoted officers will demonstrate further commitment and dedication to duty and serve the people of Ghana in the best way expected of them,” he stated.
Mr Asante-Apeatu said the Police Service was desirous of becoming the public sector organisation to lead the way in a change-driven country by employing the latest security technologies and methodologies comparable to those used by world-class security organisations, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), the Metropolitan Police in the United Kingdom (UK) and Google.
He said the workshop was, therefore. aimed at promoting an understanding of the nature of institutional transformation, in addition to shedding light on the role of leadership in periods of adjustments.
He stressed that the leadership in a regimented organisation such as the Police Service had to proceed on a structured approach to promote self-actualisation across the command chain.
“Every leader in the command chain, from me through to the Police Management Advisory Board (POMAB), regional, divisional and district commands, station officers, charge office NCOs and patrol team leaders, all need to have a mental remodelling to push the Police Service towards becoming the best in Africa and among the best 10 in the world,” he said.
The IGP said the police transformation agenda was centred on five key themes — the welfare of the officer on the ground, revamping criminal investigations, strengthening community policing and emboldening the Police Intelligence and Professional Standards (PIPS) bureau, with Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as the main driver.
The thematic areas, he explained, were anchored on the government’s 13 strategic objectives for national development and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 16.