British High Commission Supports Police
The British High Commission on Friday donated assorted crime combat equipment valued at over 50,000 US dollars to the Ghana Police Service to help fight crime in the country. The items include handcuffs, shoulder guards, batons, baton holders, knee and elbow protective guards, shields, body armour, body bags for carrying dead bodies, helmets and groin guards. Speaking at the presentation, Madam Sarah Smithhurst, Crime Stoppers Coordinating Officer, Nottingham, UK, congratulated the Police Service for its determination to fight crime in the country. “We at the Commission would do all we can to assist the Police Service in its quest to fight crime in the country,” she said. “Mr Mohamed Alhassan, Deputy Inspector General of Police who received the items on behalf of the Police Service, expressed gratitude to the British High Commission for the assistance.“For sometime now, the Commission has been beneficial to us in terms of capacity building programmes, logistics and other training programmes,” he added. He noted that the equipment would help the Service to ensure that minimum force was applied in crime combat and also practice policing to the highest standards. He appealed to the public to take advantage of the Police Service ‘Crime fighters Initiative’ which was aimed at providing an enabling environment for persons with vital information bordering on security to share it with the Police. He urged members of the public who used Vodafone and MTN such to call 18555 in times of emergency.