December 30, 2022

Police Dogs Deployed On Roads

The Ghana Police Service has communicated the deployment of highly-trained security dogs- K9 dogs- along roads in the country.

The deployment of the dogs is to provide security in the festive season and beyond, say the police.

This was communicated in a Facebook post on Thursday as the new year approaches.

Per the statement, the dogs are with officers from the K9 Unit of the Service.

They are expected to remain there for a while.

“The K9 Unit of the Ghana Police Service has deployed its officers with their K9 dogs to ensure the security and safety of commuters on our roads, as part of our grand security strategy for this festive season and beyond, as we work toward ensuring the safety of all”, the brief statement read.

Pictures from the Service showed these dogs and officers embarking on searches in cars with some stationed along roads.

This form of policing in Ghana was first announced in October 2021 after Inspector-General of Police, Dr George Akufo Dampare took over office.

At that time, the Service said it was part of the Proactive Preventive Policing Strategy.

“The K-9 Unit of the Ghana Police Service, with renewed energy, has commenced its outdoor operations”, it said, noting that it was being undertaken in the capital with plans to extend it to other regions.

Source: Fuseini

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