Inspector General of Police (IGP), David Asante-Apeatu, says he intends making the Ghana Police Service a world class and Africa’s number one by the year, 2020.
Opening a four-day training workshop on strategic communication for 18 personnel selected from the 11 police regions, the IGP said the service under his leadership was pursuing a robust transformation aimed at actualising the vision of the service “to be a world class police service capable of delivering planned, democratic, protective and peaceful services up to the standard of international best practice.”’
“In doing this, our goal is to position the Ghana Police Service in the world and a leading one in Africa by 2020.’’
His administration, he said, recognised the strategic role of the Public Affairs Directorate as the department assigned to ensure that a better window of communication was opened to the public.
Building the capacity of personnel at the PAD he stressed was one of the key deliverables of “our transformation agenda.”
“The administration is of the view that effective communication is a means to reach out to the public and also get their views to the attention of leadership of the service,” the IGP said.
According to the IGP, if there “is one directorate that I will want to see empowered, well-resourced and professionalized it is the Public Affairs Directorate.”
The workshop, he opined, should allow officers and participants to adopt innovative communication strategies in line with international best practices for effective communication for the police service.
News Desk Report