The Ghana Police Service has launched the Horse Patrol operations at the National Joint Operations Headquarters in Accra.
A press statement from the Police Public relations department said the Horse Patrol operations is part of initiatives by the Acting Inspector-General of Police (Ag. IGP) Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, to strengthen the fight against crime.
“The patrol, which is part of the Ghana Police Service’s method of crime prevention and detection, will provide security in a friendly and interactive manner, with officers on horseback, to augment other patrol duties such as Community Foot Patrol, Motor bike Patrol, Visibility Patrol, and recently deployed Motorcycle Traffic Management and Mobility Teams in Tema and Accra, among others in our communities” it added.
On behalf of the Acting Inspector-General of Police, the Director –General National Patrols Department (NPD), COP Mr.Yaagy Akuribah, advised the Police Officers (Troopers) detailed for such duties to demonstrate professionalism in all aspect of their work for excellent services.
He reiterated that, the Troopers should assist in building the trust and public confidence within the communities since they are among the first point of call when it comes to security.
In a brief remark, the Director-General Information Communication Technology (ICT), COP. Mr. Edward Tabiri assured the officers of communication logistical support during their duty tours in order to communicate efficiently for assistance.