Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr. George Akuffo Dampare (PhD) has disclosed that Police Officers who die in line of duty will be replaced with their qualified relatives.
He says this is part of measures to ensure that Police personnel give off their best in protecting the citizens of Ghana.
George Akufo Dampare made this known when he spoke at a forum on the campus of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology(KNUST).
The Police Chief said there are works in place to ensure that the Ghana Police Service becomes a reference point for policing across the globe.
Dampare used the opportunity to make the public aware of the need to criticise the work of the service.
However, he was quick to add that criticisms should be constructive in order not to demoralize men and women in the service.
“When a police officer dies on duty, we have put new measures in place to ensure that a relative of the deceased officer who is qualified is recruited into the service as part of efforts to urge our officers to do their best in protecting the public,” he said.
Adding that “We want a police service of the people, by the people and for the people. We want to make the service the best institution in the country and a reference point in the world”.