The Police Administration has assigned liaison officers to collaborate with the leadership of the various groups within the creative arts space for future engagements.
This is according to a release from the Police updating the public on its meeting with players in the creative arts industry.
Details of the officers and the exact duties they will be performing were not stated in the release, but the Police has assured of close collaboration with the industry.
This deployment is the first of its kind and is coming as one of the many innovations of the Inspector-General (IGP) Dr. George Akuffo Dampare.
Over 130 players of the creative arts industry met with the leadership of the Ghana Police Service at the Police Headquarters, Wednesday, 10th November, 2021.
The players came from various sectors of the industry and it included musicians, actors, producers, bloggers, poets, comedians and dancers as well as representatives of the various associations and recognized groups within the industry.
The meeting which was moderated by Abeiku Aggrey Santana was called by the IGP Dampare to provide a platform for the creatives to openly discuss security issues affecting their industry.
“Discussions focused on matters such as; piracy of creative works, provision of event security, access to police uniforms and premises for productions, a dedicated Police Unit to facilitate activities of industry players and the unprofessional conduct exhibited by some police officers,” a release from the Police said.
“The dialogue also focused on the enforcement of copyright laws, defamatory publications on social media and the need for an enhanced partnership between the Police and the Creative Arts Industry for public education on law enforcement.”
Dampare and some members of the Police Management Board (POMAB) took turns to address some of the issues raised. “The IGP noted the significant contribution of the creative arts industry to the socio-economic development of the country. He gave the assurance that the Ghana Police Service was determined to provide a safe and disciplined environment for the creative arts to thrive,” the release said.
It added that all concerns raised had been taken in good faith and it would inform the formulation of strategies aimed at providing a conducive environment for all Ghanaians.