The Municipality has its Police Divisional Headquarters at Akropong. The Division is in charge of two districts, thus Akuapem North Municipal Assembly and Akuapem South District Assembly. Akuapem North Municipal Assembly has nine (9) Police Stations with one hundred and forty nine (140) Police personnel made up of 103 males and 37 females. They are also supported by the recruits under the Youth in Security module of the Youth Employment Authority to discharge their duties. Currently the Municipality has three Police District Commands namely Akropong and Mampong with a number of Police Stations located in Akropong, Mamfe, Adawso, Larteh, Mangoase, and Mampong.
The presence of these Police stations and the 24 hours Police patrol has helped to reduce the frequent incidence of armed robbery in the Municipality. The challenges confronting the service are lack of permanent structures for most of the police stations since most of them operate in rented houses and lack of residential accommodation for Police personnel.
In the Municipality, there is a Municipal Security Committee (MuSEC) of which the Municipal Chief Executive is the Chairman. It draws its membership from the various Security Agencies in the Municipality thus the Police, BNI, Immigration and Fire Service. This body is responsible for all matters relating to security and to maintain law and order in the Municipality. All these Security Agencies have their offices located in the Municipality. There are some security issues such as armed robbery, land litigation, Chieftaincy disputes and boundary disputes but these are always addressed when they come up because of the effectiveness of the MuSEC.
The Municipal Assembly has a District Magistrate Court at Mampong and a Circuit Court at Akropong that administer justice in the Municipality.
The Ghana National Fire Service in the Municipality has its office at Mampong. The Service caters for the whole Municipality with regards to fire-fighting and allied emergencies. The office has one dual purpose fire tender with capacity of 1000 liters water. The Municipality is most often confronted with fire outbreaks such as electrical fires, domestic fires and vehicular fires as well as road crashes especially off the Koforidua – Accra Highway.
Date Created : 2/12/2020 5:06:59 AM