No public institution needs a good public image and the confidence of the Ghanaian citizens quite like the Ghana Police Service as they have been charged to keep the peace of the country and safeguard lives and property.
It seems the leadership style of the newly appointed Inspector General of Police, Dr. George Akuffo Dampaare has won over the faith of the Ghanaian citizens as according to a survey conducted by the Bureau of Public Safety, 56% of Ghanaians have expressed positivity concerning the improvements made by the Ghana Police Service under the watchful eyes of their new Inspector General of Police.
“59% claimed that the Ghana Police Service have seen some improvements in the last 90 days, as against 36% who claimed that things appeared same, while 6% said there has been no improvement,” the survey conducted by the Bureau of Public Safety revealed.
There is a lot of work to be done by the IGP and his task force however if they ever hope of totally winning over the hearts of Ghanaians as when queried about proactivity of the Police in crime prevention, 21% indicated that the police is not proactive when it comes to crime prevention as against the 13% who believe the police is proactive enough in preventing crime. 66% sat on the fence concerning the matter.
The survey was conducted by the Bureau of Public Safety to mark the Inspector General of Police’s 100th day in office which fell on Monday, November 8, 2021