Commissioner of Police (COP), Mr George Alex Mensah, Director-General in charge of Services has asked family members of the personnel of the Ghana Police Service to avoid engaging the officers in land litigations, inter-community conflicts, and chieftaincy.
He also advised them to desist from the unnecessary comparison of the wealth and success of their members to others, as that could lead them into temptations.
Mr Mensah who advised a passing-out parade of 357 Police recruits in Ho, implored family members of officers to ensure that their financial demands on them were also measured.
He said it was a privilege for one to have his or her relations serving in the Police Service, as the benefits the family stood to gain cannot be overemphasised.
COP Mensah said Police officers in recent times have become paralegals, providing good counsel to families and communities, which in most instances prevented and solved many problems affecting families and communities.
He, however, said some misconduct exhibited by some officers could be traced to some unnecessary pressure and demand exerted on them by their families.
Mr Mensah urged the public to continue supporting the Service, saying the battle against crime required a concerted effort and “to win the fight against crime Police tactical actions was needed to be supplemented by the public.”
COP Mensah commended the graduands for their tenacity of purpose, comportment, and discipline displayed during the period of their training.
He charged them to maintain and take every necessary step to improve upon the standard of discipline and professional policing performance they acquired.
Out of the 2,009, recruits nationwide, General Recruit, Wonder Segbedzi from the Ho Police Training School emerged the overall best, obtaining 92 per cent mark of the Police Administration standardised assessment examination.