The K-9 Unit of the Ghana Police Service has commenced its outdoor operations “as part of the proactive preventive policing strategy,” an official statement said.
According to the police, Ghanaians will from now witness patrol teams with dogs at vantage points in the capital, Accra, and this move will be extended to other parts of the country.
“For the past couple of weeks, personnel with highly-trained security dogs under leash have been strategically positioned across the capital for operational patrols.
“This component of policing is aimed at increasing the visibility of personnel, improving intelligence gathering, tracking of contraband goods and improving upon other aspects of criminal investigations,” the statement said.
It added: “Plans are underway to extend this component of police visibility to other regions. We shall continue to pursue multiple security and visibility modules to increase our interactions with the public and aggressively fight crime in our communities.”