Establish criminal intelligence branch within police to combat crime – Security Analyst

A security analyst Moses Jatuat has called on the government to establish a Criminal Intelligence Branch within the Ghana Police service to combat crime and threats to peace and security.

The security analyst who is also the Director of the Institute for Intelligence and Strategic Security and President of the Ghana Chapter of the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts observed this in his analysis of the Ejura Shooting Incident Committee Report released by the government.

He called on the ministries of national security and interior to expedite action on building the criminal intelligence capability of the police and other law enforcement agencies like the prisons.

Moses Jatuat noted that the current arrangement where personnel of the Criminal Investigation Department served as intelligence officers did not allow for effective intelligence gathering as the practice compromised their operational cover and identities, and therefore recommended the restructuring of the Police Intelligence Directorate into a Criminal Intelligence Branch of the Police with all criminal intelligence functions transferred to the new unit.

his he maintained will go a long way to enhance intelligence-led policing to secure the nation.

Source: Ghanaweb

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