New police officers passed out with swimming Skills.
The Ghana police noticed that, equipping police with swimming skills will go a long way to dispatch of their duties.
There has been record of officers lossing their lives through water as they attempt to do their work. The recent Cape Coast flooding that was caused by a broken bridge took a police officer who was giving direction to people as to where to pass. He was drown in the water.
In quest to provide solution to this, All new officers who pass out of the police training school recently can now swim and drive as the Police training module has been reviewed to make trainees more efficient amd to respond to current crime trends.
The IGP Dr. George Akuffo Dampare at a public lecture on Policing at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) made mention of this.
“The training school module has been changed to make it 75% practical and 25% theoritical. Now all new police officers who leave the training school can swim and drive as part of the training so they can meet the criminals anywhere. If the criminals choose to swim, the officers will meet them. We are taking all necessary measures to ensure that we protect lives and properties”.
Virtual police stations to be put in place.
“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.
“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.
“And we evaluate and think that it is something that we can virtually do 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.