The Community Policing Unit of the Ghana Police Service was established in June 2002 with the setting up of the administration section and the Bicycle Patrol Unit. This came as a result of the realisation that there is the need for the police to collaborate with members of the communities, stake holders, Chiefs and opinion leaders in dealing withy crime.
In this vein, the unit started with the bicycle patrols which was made possible, when the International Criminal Investigation Training Assistance Programme (ICITAP) under the United States Department of Justice in conjunction with International Police Mountain Bikes Association helped the Ghana Police Service in training twenty  personnel for police bicycle patrols.
Today, the Bicycle Patrol Unit covers areas such as Osu, Labone, East Cantonment and Nima; after a pilot program in Labone proved successful.
The unit currently has 28 personnel made up of 3 Senior Police Officers, 2 Chief Inspectors and 23 other ranks.
STRUCTURE OF COMMUNITY POLICING
Community Policing is an emerging concept in policing which seeks to bridge the communication and interaction gap between police institutions and the communities that they serve. It aims at encouraging the establishment of a close relation with civil societies in order to give the police an opportunity to understand and appreciate the security needs and concerns of the various societies in which they operate. This method of policing leads to a situation where the police can work in partnership with local people to identify potential problems and take proactive steps in responding to them.
PHOTOGRAPHS OF COMMANDING OFFICERS OF THE UNIT
C/Supt. Habiba Twumasi-Sarpong (I/C) left DSP. Mr. Kwame Tawiah (2I/C) right
MEETING OF TRIBAL CHIEFS AND IMAMS OF NIMA AND MAMOBI
A VISIT TO THE UNIT BY ETHIOPIAN POLICE COMMISSIONERS
PERSONNEL OF THE UNIT IN SCHOOL SENSITIZATION PROGRAM