COP Iddi Lansah Seidu — Director-General of ICT, Police Headquarters, Accra
COP Iddi Lansah Seidu — Director-General of ICT, Police Headquarters, Accra

We’ve put measures in place for peaceful elections — Police

The Ghana Police Service (GPS) has put rigid measures in place to ensure a secure environment for the forthcoming general elections.


It includes the setting up of an election security secretariat to oversee, plan and execute election-related matters.

 With other security agencies, they would ensure the elections take place without any security breach.

The Director-General of ICT at the Police Headquarters, Commissioner of Police (COP) Iddi Lansah Seidu, disclosed this at the passing out of 29 graduates and 159 general recruits at the Regional Police Training School in Ho last Wednesday.

Mr Seidu reminded the new police personnel that they were passing out in an election year and cautioned them to enforce the laws governing the elections fairly, with utmost respect for the citizens’ rights.

“You are to treat them with respect, exhibit a high sense of professionalism and live law-abiding lives for others to emulate.

Always remember policing is about service, sacrifice and selflessness,” he told the new officers.

Changing trends

He said the world was witnessing a changing phase of security, characterised by complex and cyber-related crimes, and changes in the modus operandi of criminals.

That, he pointed out, placed a huge demand on personnel of the GPS to deliver services that were more diverse, complex, skilled and specialised to deal with current trends of crime.

Mr Seidu said to position the service to address the security needs of the public, a new training module which blended theory with field practical and simulation exercises had been developed.

“Now, the focus is on field training activities such as riding, driving, swimming, crowd control and incident and disaster management,” he added.

He said almost 7,000 new police personnel had benefitted from the new training module.

Fresh officers

He urged the fresh officers to exhibit high standards in maintaining law, order and security in the country.

Graduate G/Sgt Michael Peprah Yeboah and General Recruit Godfred Kabatia emerged as the under-cadet and best recruit respectively.

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