Police decentralise criminal clearance services to all regions effective Monday

Police decentralise criminal clearance services to all regions effective Monday

The Ghana Police Service (GPS) has decentralized Criminal clearance services in the country as a first step towards a full automation process, an official statement has said.The move forms part of the service’s transformational agenda to improve the delivery of policing services to the public.

A statement issued by the police on Thursday (18 May) said persons seeking criminal clearance can do so in any of the 25 police regions across the country from monday(22 May.)

“Currently, all criminal background checks are conducted exclusively at the CID Headquarters, Accra, and individuals and organisations who require this service have to travel all the way to Accra just for this purpose.

“In order to ease this burden, the criminal clearance service has been decentralised to all the twenty-five (25) Police Regions across the country and the service can now be accessed from these locations without the need to come to Accra, ” the police statement said.

Currently, the Ghana Police Service has twenty-five (25) Police Regional Commands across the country where this service can be accessed. These are:

• Ahafo Regional Police Command – Goaso
• Bono Regional Police Command – Sunyani
• Bono East Regional Police Command -Techiman
• Ashanti Regional Police Command – Kumasi
• Ashanti South Regional Police Command – Bekwai
• Ashanti North Regional Police Command – Mampong
• Tema Regional Police Command – Tema
• Central Regional Police Command – Cape Coast
• Central East Regional Police Command – Kasoa
• Central North Regional Police Command – Assin Fosu
• Eastern Regional Police Command – Koforidua
• Eastern South Regional Police Command – Kibi
• Eastern North Regional Police Command – Mpraeso
• Northern Regional Police Command -Tamale
• North-East Regional Command – Nalerigu
• Savanah Regional Police Command – Damango
• Upper East Regional Police Command – Bolga
• Upper West Regional Police Command – Wa
• Volta Regional Police Command – Ho
• Volta North Regional Police Command – Hohoe
• Oti Regional Police Command – Dambai
• Western Regional Police Command -Takoradi
• Western Central Regional Police Command – Tarkwa
• Western North Regional Police Command – Sewi Wiawso
• Accra Regional Police Command – Nima Police Station

The decentralisation of the criminal clearance process is expected to make the service more accessible and convenient for individuals across the country, thereby bringing another policing service closer to the doorstep of the public.

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