The Central Regional Police Command last Saturday commenced its weeklong national police week celebration with a community walk in Cape Coast.
The Police were joined in the walk by other security services in the metropolis as well as a cross section of the public and the media.
The exercise took them through the principal streets of the metropolis and later gathered at the Regional Police Headquarters where the Central regional Police Commander, DCOP Paul Manly Awini addressed the participants.
He indicated the week-long celebration, which is being celebrated on the theme; Renewing Police Public Partnership for Community Safety, is a crucial move to bridge the gap between the police and the citizenry to enhance the collaboration of the two in the maintenance of law and order.
He said, “The country cannot develop if there is a situation of lawlessness, disorder, and insecurity. This is very key in bringing about development because we all know maintaining law, order and security is a shared responsibility between the police and the public. It is not a preserve of the police.”
The regional commander further encouraged the general public to have confidence in the police.
“I want to cease this opportunity to tell every member of the public that the police is a friend, the police is an ally. If you have any challenge with any police officer, feel free and approach any police commander and I can assure you, your issue will be addressed. Let us work together to ensure law, order and security in our communities to make them very safe for all law abiding residents to go about their legitimate businesses without fear of crime.“
The weeklong celebration which started last Saturday 24th November runs through this week with a series of activities and ends on Saturday December 1st 2019.
Source: JOSEPH KOBINA AMUAH/ATL FM NEWS