Ghana Police to start using horses to catch theives

Ghana Police to start using horses to catch theives as part of their new operations to combat crime in the capital, Accra and Tema.

The acting IGP, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, on Monday, August 9, 2021, visited the Mounted Squadron Unit of the Ghana Police Service.

The Unit is responsible for the grooming and maintaining of all horses used by the police for ceremonial and security exercises.

In the latest development this evening,the Police Administration has introduced the use of horses for patrol operations within Tema and Accra and their surrounding communities.

The officers on horseback, referred to as troopers, are to augment other police patrol duties such as community foot patrol, motor bike patrol, visibility patrol, which mostly uses vehicles, and the recently deployed motorcycle traffic management and mobility teams.

Speaking on behalf of the Acting Inspector-General of Police, the Director–General National Patrols Department (NPD), COP Mr. Yaagy Akuribah, advised the Police Officers (Troopers) detailed for such duties to demonstrate professionalism in all aspect of their work for excellent services. He reiterated that, the Troopers should assist in building the trust and public confidence within the communities since they are among the first point of call when it comes to security.

But I just hope these horses won’t complain of hunger and thirst.