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Faces Of Suspects Yet To Be Convicted Will No Longer Be Put On Public Display – Ghana Police Service

The new directive of the Ghana police service is that faces of suspected criminals yet to be convicted will no longer be put on display. This according to the Police, is part of its conscious effort to position the organisation as world class and one of the best and effectively run institutions in the country.

To achieve this aspiration, the Ghana police service acknowledges that it would have to start thinking and acting as a world class organisation and demonstrate a high level of professionalism in its dealings

This new resolution means that faces of suspected criminals will not be put in the public dormain until he or she has properly convicted before a competent court of jurisdiction, according to a police statement

“The Ghana Police Service is determined to become a world-class Police organisation and the best institution in the country, serving as a reference point in Africa and beyond.

“To achieve this, the Service will have to demonstrate the highest level of professionalism in all policing endeavours.

“In view of this, we have resolved to no longer show or display faces of suspects who are yet to be convicted.

“The faces and identities of suspects shall be fully displayed only when the suspects are properly convicted before a competent court of law.

“Also, suspects who are declared wanted by the courts with a warrant of arrest for various acts of offence, shall, where necessary, have their faces and other physical attributes published for purposes of identification, arrest and prosecution.

“We shall, however, continue to display the covered faces of suspects to announce their arrest and lawful detention in order to assuage the fears of people who feel threatened by them.

“We continue to urge the public to support us in our transformation efforts.”

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