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Police can’t function well without public support-Lanchene Toobu

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The Member of Parliament (MP) for Wa West, Peter Lanchene Toobu has said the police cannot function well without getting the support of the civilian populace. He said the civilian population must be willing to support the police and understand that the police are there to ensure that criminal elements are kicked out of society.

The Police Service has received backlash from a cross-section of the public for the seeming fallen standards in the service.

Speaking on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show, the MP said, “police-civilian relationship is an important concept towards democratic policing. It is an important concept towards building democratic institutions. So at any point in time, you see, there is bad blood between the police and the civilian population. It affects, negatively, the performance of the police. The civilian population must endorse your policing style. The civilian population must be willing to support the police. The police cannot function well without getting the support of the civilian population.”

The MP who is also a former Superintendent of Police said the gun must be the last resort of a police officer.

“A police officer wielding a gun must know that the gun is supposed to be the last resort. It should not be the first, not the second, not the third. It is always the last resort and anytime you press the trigger you should understand that you will be held accountable for the shooting and you have to prove that you are right and if you cannot prove you are right, it means that you are wrong and you will be dealt with according to rules and regulations.”

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He also said there is no rule in the police regulations that says an officer can shoot a suspect.

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Osuman Kaapore Tahiru|Ghana

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