Mr Kwamena Duncan, the Central Regional Minister has praised the Ghana Police Service (GPS) saying, they are the pillar behind the country's stable democracy that attracted accolades on the African continent.
He said the Police played a critical role in consolidating the peace, security and the stable democracy of the country.
According to him, though their work was between life and death, the Police responded and acted with high sense of professionalism and self- commitment to security issues in the fourth republic.
Addressing police personnel at the Central Regional police headquarters at a short ceremony to unveil the Regional Police Memorial Grounds on Wednesday, the Minister further commended the Police for maintaining absolute peace in the region.
The Police administration instituted the annual Police Memorial Day in 2014 to be celebrated simultaneously across the 10 regions of Ghana on every last day of November.
"We have arrived here, as a nation because we have a Police force that has been up and doing 24/7 and has been able to strategize and respond swiftly to security issues", the Regional Minister said noting that peace and security were vital for the progress of every nation.
He said when Ghana was at the crossroads in the 2012 and 2016 general elections, the Police rose up to the occasion and ensured that there was peace before, during and after the elections.
Mr Duncan said the welfare of the Police was Government's priority, indicating that the unveiling of the Police Memorial Grounds was an assurance that their efforts would not go unnoticed.
He said Government was not considering migrating personnel of the Ghana Police Service or any security agency from CAP 30 to SSNIT as was being speculated adding that it recognised the great sacrifices security personnel made for the nation.
The Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Paul Manly Awuni said since the institution of the Police Memorial Day, the regional command had not had a befitting ground to celebrate Police officers, who died through adversarial actions while performing their lawful duties.
He said the unveiling of the grounds signified the Police resolve to protect lives and property with utmost respect and professionalism.
He encouraged the personnel not to renege on their mandate of seeking peace and maintaining law and order as they would be recognised.
"Do not think that the sacrifices you are putting in your work will not be noticed. This signifies the recognition of the Government and the Police administration of your good work", DCOP Awuni said.