The Inspector-General of Police, James Oppong-Boanuh in response to issues regarding public complaints of police unprofessional conduct whiles on traffic duties, highway patrols, barrier duties among others, has issued new directives.
According to the new directives, all highway patrol, traffic, barriers and snap checks will henceforth be under the supervision of a senior police officer at the duty point where they are assigned.
“A special task force has been instituted to conduct periodic checks on the roads by interviewing drivers, passengers and other road users to collect further information on allegation of such unprofessional conduct by police officers.”
“The IGP directs that the senior police officers supervising such duties should make themselves readily accessible to the public in order to receive complaints relating to extortions, deliberate delays of motorists, the use of uncivil language as well as publicly making political statements that have the propensity to compromise their neutrality as officers,” the statement added.
The statement further added that special phone numbers will be announced to enable the public send videos of police misconduct, pictures, WhatsApp text messages among others on police unprofessional conduct as well as exemplary one for others to emulate.
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