The Ashanti Regional Police Commander, COP Ken Yeboah, has warned against attacks on police stations and officers in the region.
He said the Command will deal drastically with any group or persons who will attack a police station or law enforcement officer.
Mr Yeboah also advised police officers to act professionally in accordance with the code of ethics of their work and desist from any act that will have tendencies to tarnish the image of the police administration.
Speaking at an event to commission the 152nd police station in the Ashanti Region at Buokrom Estate in the Kumasi metropolis, he said police officers should also desist from collection of bribes and bail fees.
“I beg of you; when you are going to seek bail, please, don’t pay any money. The constitution of Ghana states that the person who paid for the bail and the one who collected it have all committed offense,” he added while advising the public.
COP Yeboah raised concerns over the number of police personnel indicating that the region is highly populated, but has only 4,147 police officers, adding that some of the officers who have gone on retirement are yet to be replaced.
He appealed to residents in the region to help police fight crime by furnishing them with the necessary information in their respective areas and supporting them in terms of infrastructure.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Manhyia North Constituency, Collins Owusu Amankwah, donated three motorbikes to the police.