Ashaiman (GAR), May 27, GNA – The Ashaiman Police Command has targeted a 30 per cent reduction in robbery cases this year.
Chief Superintendent Fleance Senam Adikah, Ashaiman Divisional Commander said: ‘Indications are that we are on target.’
Chief Supt Adikah gave the assurance at the annual West African Security Service Association (WASSA) celebrations at Ashaiman.
WASSA is an occasion, during which the security services relax their regimental structures for senior officers and their men to interact under recreational conditions.
It is also used by the security personnel to take stock of their performance and to plan ahead as well as create a forum to offer stakeholders the opportunity to have some insight into what they do.
Chief Supt Adikah said the crime situation in Ashaiman was kept under control with the overall figures showing marginal decrease in all major offences except robbery.
Robbery recorded in 2017 so far are 21 cases from 67 in 2015 to 88 in 2016.
The Divisional Commander said the achievement of the apparent modest success in crime control and management in the year under review, was not without a struggle due to certain factors that militated against general effective policing in the area.
Chief Supt Adikah said some of the factors were inadequate personnel and logistical support such as vehicles and fuel for patrols, the illegal use of motorbikes for commercial purposes popularly called ‘Okada’ and the fallen interest in neighbourhood watch committees.
He gave the assurance that the Police would continue with its activities such as swooping, intensification of foot patrols, community outreach programmes and engagement of community members and local authorities to clamp down on crime.