Heads of educational institutions and parents have been advised to visit police stations from time to time with their pupils and children to enable them build confidence in the police and also walk freely to the stations to make reports.
Such visits are also to make it easy for children who are the future leaders of the country and often vulnerable to approach the police to make enquiries, develop interest in policing as well as offer their assistance.
Speaking with the Assistant Head Master of Ancilla Primary and Junior High School, Mr. Augustine Bawa, during a visit by the School to the Madina Police Station, the Station Officer, Chief Inspector Stephen Boadu praised the school for the visite and called on other educational institutions to emulate their example.
He said sometimes children make some observations about people and places but because they have never been to a police station or have a misconception about them, they keep such information which could be vital and even lead to the arrest of criminals.
The pupils were taken round the station and educated on the functions of the various departments of the station.
The District Commander, Chief Superintendent, David Eklu advised them to desist from stealing from their colleagues and from their homes since such practices could lead them to become thieves and robbers in future.
The Pupils were also briefed on the functions of the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit and educated on various forms of assault and harassment.
Mr. Bawa said the school decided to visit the station to learn about the functions of the Police, make the children abreast with crime trends and also know what to do in the event of crime.