The Central Regional Police command is encouraging the public to report personnel who make financial demands before discharging their official duties.
Responding to claims that police personnel demand money for fuel and other inducements when members of the general public seek their services, the Central Regional Public Relations Officer, ASP Irene Oppong in an interaction with ATL FM said the services of the police are free of charge. Under no circumstance therefore must anyone pay money to the police.
A recent CID report suggests crimes are on the decline in Ghana, but concerns are that victims may not be reporting crimes to the police. This is because the police are not entirely friendly and their services are sometimes paid for when victims want the diligent discharge of their duties.
ASP Oppong encourages members of the public to report policemen who ask for transportation or any other inducement. According to her, “these are some of the problems we want the general public to be reporting to us.”