The Ghana Police Service has released a number of horses on the streets as part of new strategy to fight crime in the country.
The new Inspector General of Police (IGP),Dr George Akuffo Dampare launched the Horse Patrol Operations at the National Joint Operations Headquarters in Accra on Thursday, August 12.
The horse patrol team will assist in building trust and public confidence within the communities as they are expected to be the first point of call when it comes to security.
Police say the officers on horseback will augment other patrol duties such as Community Foot Patrol, Motorbike Patrol, Visibility Patrol and recently deployed Motorcycle Traffic Management and Mobility Teams in Tema and Accra especially.
Social media users have reacted to the news with some expressing hope the initiative will enhance crime detection and prevention.
Others said the horse patrol operations will have little impact on the state of security in Ghana.
See photos of the launch of Horse Patrol Operations below.