Prior to Christmas, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) assured Ghanaians of a crime-free Christmas celebration and holidays. And true to his promise, he ensured that there was sufficient police presence throughout the country, especially in crime-prone and flashy areas.
One comes to the reality of this assurance when he puts his eyes and ears on the ground as far as police presence, patrol and activities are concerned.
The situation becomes more pronounced when one travels on any of the highways in the country where police checkpoints have become common place these days.
It is gratifying to note also that on Winneba Junction to Mankessim on the Accra – Takoradi Highway alone, one can count as many as eight police check points at vantage points, possibly to ward off highway robbery.
It goes without saying that this has worked to perfection, since no case of highway robbery was heard on that stretch before, during and after the yuletide.
This has become possible because the police do not only work with diligence, but also dedication and commitment as they are seen discharging their duty especially in the night under this unfriendly, frosty and chilling harmattan season, leaving the comfort of their homes and families to protect life and property.
There is no gain saying the fact that these police personnel carry out this duty at great risk, to the very peril of their lives while being at the mercy of the weather.
By this feat, the police and their boss need a pat on their shoulder, as well as appreciation and encouragement from all.
Equally, the police administration should give the personnel the needed support and encouragement as well as appropriate accouterments, to enable them fight against crime in the society.