The Ghana Police Service has issued a number of security and safety tips to alert the public on current crime trends ahead of the festive season.

A statement signed by the Assistant Commissioner of Police, David Eklu, who is also Director-General/Public Affairs, said the public must step up personal security consciousness in the country.

Below are the tips:

Home Security

Bushes and weedy areas around surroundings/houses must be cleared as criminals can use as a cover to strike. Surroundings should be illuminated.

Road Safety

Motorists should desist from drink driving, speeding, talking on phone, to avert possible road accidents which may lead to loss of lives.

Ladies, especially students

  • Ladies should be aware of the new date rape drug used by rapists to drug their targets at parties, etc.

The following personal security measures are recommended:

  • Buy your own drinks and serve yourself if possible

  • Do not leave your drinks on the table in case of attending to nature's call

  • Be careful of your male friends especially at social gatherings.