The six police officers who have petitioned President John Mahama over promotions in the service have breached protocols of the state security agency and may face sanctions, Director of Police Public Affairs DCOP David Ampabeni has said.
The officers, ranking from Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) to Chief Superintendent of Police, have complained about anomalies in the recent promotions made in the service.
They are therefore asking the President to prevail on Mr Mohammed Alhassan, Inspector General of Police and DCOP Rose Bio Tinga, Director General of Administration to review the process.
In a petition signed by the disgruntled personnel to the President, the Police Officers said the promotions had affected analogous senior officer ranks of the Police, who were fully and duly qualified since 2013 “and this is affecting morale.”
It said: “The painful aspect of the delay in promotion is the fact that the effective dates for the recently released promotions were not back-dated.
“We the deprived officers who have been denied our promotions are very surprised at the reasons assigned by the police administration’s failure to promote us. The police administration said there are no vacancies to promote officers to their next ranks.”
But speaking on Morning Starr Wednesday, DCOP Ampabeni told Kafui Dey that the action of the aggrieved officers is in breach of the rules and regulations of the service.
“…Sure I believe that their action is a misconduct.
“The IGP, the Police council and the rest of the managers will seat down and decide what we can do about this matter,” he stated.
He added that although this is not the first time officers are agitating over promotions, he does not recall the last time any of them petitioned a sitting President like has been done in this instance.