COLTEK offers training on security and safety to staff and students

The Divisional Commander for the Atwima Division of the Ghana Police Service, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) John Ofosu Agyeman has advised Ghanaians to be alert at all times and assist in bringing suspicious criminals to book.

He made the call at a workshop held at the College of Technology Education, Kumasi to educate staff, students, and the University community on the need for everyone to be concerned about their personal security, that of the community, and the nation as a whole. Speaking on the topic “Personal and General Security”, Mr. Agyeman advised participants to be on alert always to avoid falling victim to miscreants and deviants in society. “He said security issues should not be left with only the police but all should be involved”. He urged the authorities of the College to maintain the police presence in the community. He announced the hotlines of the Police Service to participants and advised them to call during emergency situations. The lines were: 18555 and 0322022323.

The Atwima Divisional Crime Officer, (DSP) Bernard Akotoge supported the presentation of the ACP with illustrations on how the alertness of some “good Samaritans” contributed to various arrests of criminals in the Division. He said the Police had a responsibility to protect everyone at all times. He encouraged participants to always call on the police for assistance rather than taking the law into their own hands. He advised them to desist from paying money to officers when seeking bail for their people (suspects) at the police stations.

The College Registrar, Mr. M. K. Adu who chaired the programme on behalf of the Principal, Prof. Reynolds Okai, said Management in collaborations with the Ghana Police have put measures in place to ensure the protection of staff and students of the college. For example the police with the College security have been organising night patrols on campus which had resulted in a drastic reduction in criminal activities. He expressed hope that the police station under construction would be completed soon to improve security on campus.