Deputy Superintendent of Police, Benjamin Buxton, Bole District Police Commander, has urged the public to cooperate and volunteer trustworthy information to the Police to help fight crime.
“Security is a shared responsibility and as such it must be the priority of every citizen to relay credible information to the police to abate crime,’’ he said.
Speaking at a meeting held by Progressive Youth Association for Development in Bole on matters of security, the Commander said it had been examined that criminals lived in communities and were thus well known by the people.
He pleaded with citizens not to hesitate to contact the nearest police station to report any criminal activities in their vicinities, adding, “they can equally inform other other security bodies to act upon such information.”
He commended residents for volunteering an information that led to the arrest of some suspected criminals in town in the wake of the mysterious killings in the town.
He said such moves were helpful to the police in eliminating crimes and encouraged the public to emulate the gesture but cautioned against abusing the privilege of relaying information to the police.
DSP Benjamin, urged people in the District to support efforts by security agencies to rid the society of criminals.
He stressed that fighting crime and other social vices is the collective responsibility of all residents.
DSP Benjamin said the public has a vital role to play in fighting crime and criminality by providing the police with useful information.
He said: “The public should always see the police as friend, and give us useful information. “I can assure the public that any information given to the police would be treated as classified information and make sure that the informant’s identity remains undisclosed.”
DSP Benjamin also said the command would continue to do everything within the ambit of law to safeguard lives and property of the people.
“Our cardinal objective is to serve and protect the integrity of everyone and the country,” he said.
He said the command has re-strategized to ensure that all parts of the District remain properly secured and well policed.
Residents of Bole in the Savannah region are yet to come to terms with news of serial killings that were recorded between January and March 2022.
Between January and March this year three unidentified persons were mysteriously killed and halfway buried in the Bole town.
At a meeting held by the Progressive Youth Association for Development in Bole, the Youth group identified serial killings, theft, highway robbery and minors riding tricycles as issues threatening the security in the District.
They therefore called for a collaboration between stakeholders and the security to bring lasting solutions to such ill acts in the Bole town.