Superintendent Kwabena Otuo Acheampong, the Tema Regional Police Constable, said criminal investigations require a multi-faceted security procedure, depending on the nature of the case.
He said elements involved in criminal investigations include identification of suspects and victims, profiling, availability of witnesses, constant search and examination.
Superintendent Acheampong was speaking at the “End of Month Stakeholder Engagement and Worker Appreciation Day” organized by the Ghana News Agency in Tema to enable state and non-state actors to address national issues.
The event also served as a motivational mechanism to recognize the contribution of journalists to national development.
Speaking on the topic: “The State of Security in Tema and the Role of Stakeholders in Combating Crimes,” Supt. Acheampong said the police administration was sympathetic to victims who yearned for prompt investigations.
“While we sympathize with the victims of robbery, rape and other forms of criminal activity, investigations can sometimes take longer due to the nature of the crime,” he said and urged the public to be patient when reporting a crime to the police. .
Supt. Otuo Acheampong called on the public to support crime prevention and the prosecution of perpetrators and reiterated the need to form neighborhood watch committees to help tackle crime in communities.
“I want to encourage communities and residents to develop the concept of neighborhood watch committees so that your neighbor watches over you and you also watch your neighbor,” Supt. said Otuo Acheampong.
He noted that the fundamental mission of the police’s existence was to prevent crime and disorder, adding that “the ability of the police to carry out their duties depends on public approval of our actions.”
Mr. Francis Ameyibor, Tema Regional Director of GNA, said that the media plays a vital role in national development and called for consensus among stakeholders and the media to fight crime and strengthen democracy.