Xmas season Special Police Unit beefs up security at leading malls

Crack teams from the elite unit have been assigned to West Hills Mall, Ghana’s biggest shopping centre, Achimota Retail Centre, the city’s latest mall and Accra Mall Ghana’s premiere shopping mall

  • Published:
Commander of the FPU, Chief Supt. Naa Yakubu (extreme left) and his team play

Commander of the FPU, Chief Supt. Naa Yakubu (extreme left) and his team

24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

As the city’s top shopping malls prepare for the Christmas and New Year season, the Formed Police Unit (FPU) of the Ghana Police Service has began its national security campaign to ensure law and order at major public installations.

Crack teams from the elite unit have been assigned to West Hills Mall, Ghana’s biggest shopping centre, Achimota Retail Centre, the city’s latest mall and Accra Mall Ghana’s premiere shopping mall, to reinforce existing security and ensure the personal safety of shoppers and visitors during the season.

Men of the FPU are known to be highly disciplined and characteristically move swiftly to contain, demobilize, neutralize and arrest disorderly situations and troublemakers.

They will be backed with surveillance at all the three locations by plain-clothed operatives.

To harmonize the seasonal security strategies with existing security regimes at the shopping centres, a team led by the Commander of the FPU, Chief Superintendent Naa Yakubu, conducted site tours, inspected security modules and met with the Board Chairman, Mr Kofi Sekyere and Management of West Hills Mall and Achimota Retail Centre during the week.

Security and personal safety have featured high on the agenda of the Board as well as that of the Police Service as it is anticipated that several thousands of shoppers, revellers and holiday-makers will swarm into West Hills Mall at New Weija in Accra West, Achimota Retail Centre at Dome and Accra Mall at Tetteh Quarshie as the Christmas season approaches.

After inspecting the security systems for Achimota and West Hills – comprising high-tech electronic surveillance and monitoring systems and teams of ground security personnel – suitable locations were selected for pitching camps personnel of FPU.

“This operation is part of a wider national campaign to ensure law and order across the country. We (FPU personnel) are moving in to augment your security system and I can assure you that your shops, the shoppers and the visitors will enjoy a very safe, peaceful and trouble-free Christmas festivities this season,” Chief Supt. Naa Yakubu assured the Board Chairman after observing the installed security system of the malls.

Beginning this week, the FPU is providing 24-hour armed security coverage every day for West Hills Mall, Achimota Retail Centre and Accra Mall during the yuletide and, according to Commander Yakubu, there are plans to review the unit’s assignment at the malls into a permanent operation for the FPU.

Mr Sekyere thanked the FPU for its active support in the maintenance of security and personal safety at the shopping centres and said the Board places much premium on its partnership with the Police Service and especially with the Formed Police Unit.

Source: GNA

Download our mobile app today.

Android - Google Play Store

iPhone - Apple App Store

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Christmas Hamper Nana Addo rejects $500,000 from corporate organisationbullet
2 Francisca Oteng-Mensah 24 year old MP complains about unbearable...bullet
3 Asantehemaa's Death Funeral of Asantehemaa underway [Photos]bullet
4 Manhyia Palace One shot, several collapse at Asantehemaa’s funeralbullet
5 Asantehemaa's Death I'm homeless; Otumfuo Osei Tutu II pays...bullet
6 Asantehemaa’s Funeral Nana Afia Kobi to be buried with gold...bullet
7 Corruption I'll make sure Opuni goes to jail - Kennedy Agyapongbullet
8 Crime Ghanaian arrested with cocaine in Indiabullet
9 Ghana Armed Forces Army chief charged with pick-up theftbullet
10 Nayele Cocaine Saga Nayele Ametefe's assets...bullet

Top Videos

1 In Zimbabwe President Mugabe’s 70 year-old aide marries his 23-year-old...bullet
2 Refugee Ghanaian to lose fingers after 7-hour trek to cross US borderbullet
3 Woyome Judgement Debt Kweku Baako dances over Amidu's winbullet
4 Vitiligo Enam Honya - is challenging what you think about beautybullet
5 Obinim What happen'd when we fact checked Obinim's Bible knowledgebullet
6 Obinim saga We had sex only once - Obinim victims confessbullet
7 Kwame Nkrumah Interchange Water leaks from hole in wall at...bullet
8 Video Taxi driver terrified after an encounter with a ghostbullet
9 Watch Kumchacha delivers Counselor Lutterodt from 'demons'bullet
10 Bishop Obinim Saga Teenagers disciplined by Obinim...bullet

News