The Northern Regional Police Commander, DCOP Timothy Yoosa Bonga has charged personnel in the service to behave professionally in order that Ghanaian public will have full confidence in their ability to protect and serve them.
According to him, the top hierarchy of the police are worried about the dwindling public confidence in the service and personnel must do all they can to restore the integrity of the Service.
"The transformation agenda by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) can only be realized if the attitude of the officers are change towards the people they serve," DCOP Bonga stated. "Citizens," he added, "can only volunteer information about criminals if they have full trust in officers.
He reminded officers that without information from the public, the work of the police will be very difficult and combating crime cannot succeed. He reminded officers in the northern region that they are servants in uniform and therefore must be polite in talking to the public.
DCOP stated this when addressing officers at the Jubilee park as part of activities marking police week celebration. Speaking on the topic: "Reviewing Police Public Partnership for safer communities," the DCOP reminded police officers that criminals are not in the barracks, they are in town, they live in the communities and if police officers lack integrity of treating confidential information from citizens, they will never volunteer information.
"If we change our attitude and show honesty, there is no way the public will not support the service because we are here to serve them," DCOP Bonga emphasized.