The acting Inspector-General of police, James Oppong-Boanuh has disclosed that the Ghana Police Service has taken delivery of some 4,500 bulletproof vests for patrol officers of the service.
This is to help protect the officers who have come under increasing attacks in the line of duty in recent time.
Speaking at the 2019 Annual Police Command Conference at Sogakope in the Volta Region, the IGP said the trend cannot be allowed to continue.
“We have started distributing the 4,500 vests that we have received,” he said.
He further said measures have been put in place to protect officers in the discharge of their duties.
He added the Service is reviving Community Policing and the neighbourhood watch concepts to help fight crime in communities across the country.
He noted, “The best crime control strategy is anchored on effective collaboration and partnership between communities and the police. ”
The acting IGP assured the general public that the police is working hard to ensure the safety of its personnel.