VR: Police Commander cautions personnel on worrying phenomena of crashing duty officers to death at checkpoints
Following recent crashes of police officers by some speeding errant drivers, the Volta Regional Police Commander, DCOP/Mr. Edward Oduro Kwateng has advised personnel to be extra alert when performing duties particularly at the barriers.
He advised officers and men during a day’s working visit to Anfoega, Kpando, Hohoe, and Fodome police jurisdictions on February 3 2022.
According to the Commander, the worrying trend has attracted the concern of the police administration hence his visit to caution personnel against speeding drivers.
He reminded personnel of their “officers’ safety” being paramount at all times to avoid unfortunate deaths.
DCOP Oduro-Kwateng also charged District Commanders to ensure that personnel on barrier duties use reflectors to make them more visible to motorists, especially at night to avoid unnecessary loss of officers from callous drivers.
“one death is one too many, we cannot continue to lose you under such circumstances’ he reiterated
The visit was to interact with personnel as part of the years’ planned schedule to assess the current work conditions and discuss measures in addressing identified challenges.
The Deputy Regional Commander, ACP Andrew Boadu Ekumah also encouraged personnel to maintain a high level of discipline at all times and be courteous when dealing with members of the public. This he said was one of the surest ways to win back public trust.
The Regional Crime Officer C/Superintendent Mr. Felix Anyidoho on his part advised personnel to follow the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) when effecting arrests to reduce avoidable casualties.
The team also paid a courtesy call on the North Dayi District Assembly and the paramountcy of Fodome Traditional area.