Police presence reduced the country’s crime rate — Akuffo-Addo says

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo claims that the country’s crime rate has decreased dramatically as a result of increased police presence.

According to the president, increased police visibility has improved community safety and brought order to the roads.

President Akufo-Addo said the government will continue to help the police in their efforts to eliminate crime in the country while speaking during the presentation of 600 motorbikes as well as about 100 Toyota Hilux Pick Ups to the Police Service.

“We are all witnesses to the increase in police visibility which has contributed to improved police response time. Instilling discipline on our roads is one of the areas the police have made a lot of gains.”

The Formed Police Units (FPUs) are to operate the one hundred (100) pickup trucks, six hundred (600) motorbikes, and six (6) APC vehicles throughout the country.

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The FPU was solely stationed in Accra until recently. But thanks to government assistance, the Unit was expanded to Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, and it is currently being established in all the other regions. Soon, all regions of the country will get access to the services of this specialized unit.

Throughout all the regions, these Regional FPUs will be spread across 140 bases in different communities. Their presence will unquestionably significantly improve the nation’s security, law, and order.

The President added that “all of these are evidence if any were needed, of Government’s commitment to the continuous retooling of the Police, a responsibility my government takes very seriously”.

“It is borne out of the fact that the police play a critical role in the development of our country, hence the need to ensure that the Police Service is adequately resourced to discharge its duties for the safety and security of all of us, as well as for the growth of economic activity.”