The outgoing Central Regional Police Commander, DCOP Ransford Ninson and the incoming Central Regional Police Commander, DCOP Yaagy Akuribah have paid courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. D. D. Kuupole in his office.
Receiving the visitors, Prof. Kuupole stated that the University would continue to partner the Police to fight crime both on campus and the surrounding communities. He noted that through the joint patrol by the Police and the University Security, the crime rate on campus has drastically reduced.
Explaining the purpose of the visit, Mr. Ninson said he has been transferred to the National Police Headquarters as the Director General in charge of Administration as part of the recent reshuffle in the Ghana Police Service. He indicated that the visit was therefore to introduce the new Regional Commander and also inform the Vice-Chancellor of his new designation.
Mr. Ninson commended UCC for establishing cordial relationship with the Regional Command. He noted that the Police continue to enhance their knowledge through admission of staff to pursue various programmes and also benefited from seminars, conferences and other educative programmes on campus.
Responding Prof. Kuupole stated that under the leadership of Mr. Ninson, UCC has enjoyed a mutual beneficial relationship with the Police. He said the University Police Station has also been upgraded to a District adding and gave the assurance that management of the University would continue to provide logistics and infrastructure for them to work effectively to protect life and property in the University and the surrounding communities.
Prof. Kuupole urged the new commander who has been transferred from the Eastern Region to help increase police presence on the University campus as well as the adjoining communities to deter criminals from engaging in their nefarious practice. He entreated him to build on the good legacies of his predecessor and also bring his rich experience to bear as the Central Regional Police Commander.