Police introduce new badges

The Ghana Police Service introduced a new identification badge for police personnel as part of measures to check unprofessional conduct with corrupt personnel he service.

The new badge is an oval-shaped letallic crest with the Ghana [ervice crown superimposed on (the inscription “officer” at the jlso has a unique and lent service number embossed bottom.

il the introduction of the new the police service was using the Numerals that had the name police personnel.

he launch of the badge in Accra ay, the Inspector-General of (IGP), Mr Mohammed Ahmed an, said the badge was to serve as an authority for all police personnel in the execution of lawful duties.

He said all personnel without the badge would be deemed improperly dressed and without authority to undertake any police task.

Mr Alhassan said unlike the old police symbol which could easily be duplicated and faked, the new badge contained certain key features that made it impossible to be forged.

He said with the continuous citing of police personnel for their involvement in misconduct, it became vital for the police administration to explore a more efficient way of identifying a police officer.

Explaining the rationale behind the project, the Director-General of the Public Affairs Department, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr David Nenyi Ampah, said against the backdrop of proliferation of private security companies and impersonation by criminals, “it is imperative to have a more advanced identification”.

According to him, the police administration has embarked on a re-organisation drive of some units and departments of the service to make them more effective and relevant to modern policing.

Mr Ampah said the police would soon open their command and staff college to .train senior staff in management and command, for which the service presently relied on the military and foreign institutions.