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New Police recruits warned against indiscipline, extortion


Date: Friday July 26, 2019, 6:10 am


By: WatchGhana.Com/Godwin Nkunu


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The Ghana Police Service has warned that it would not condone any acts of indiscipline, drunkenness, extortion or disruptive behaviour from any personnel that would affect the image and integrity of the service.

Consequently officers whose conduct and general performance leave much to be desired or an act of commission or omission tends to soil the good relationship between the service and the members of the general public would attract severe sanctions.

This was contained in a speech delivered by COP. Proper Kwame Agblor, Director-General Legal and Prosecution of the Ghana Police Service during the Passing–Out Parade of 216 recruits, at the Police Public Safety Training School, Pwalugu in the Upper East Region.

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Hon Frank Fuseini Adongo (left) and COP. Proper Kwame Agblor

However, COP, Kwame Agblor said officers who distinguished themselves with exceptional performance in various tasks undertaken by them would be rewarded, therefore, he charged the new recruits to be courageous, hardworking, disciplined and uphold the integrity of the service in combating crimes and other anti-social activities.

“Once it is established that you are performing a lawful duty and doing so professionally, you can be rest assured of the Police Administration’s support and commendation” he added.

To create an enable environment for effective policing, the Commissioner of Police indicated that the service was undergoing a transformation agenda with a vision to become a world class Police Service capable of delivery planned, democratic protective and peaceful service up to standard of international best practices.

He mentioned areas of reform and restructuring such as knowledge acquisition, capacity building courses within the service where personnel undergo frequent courses to enable them stand firm when confronted with modern challenges in policing.

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COP. Agblor assured the public that the service would not renege on its core mandate which is the maintenance of law and order and the protection of life and property through “Community Policing” to bring personnel of the service closer to civil society.

Some areas the service intends to maintain law and order include intensifying day and night patrols, improving upon intelligence gathering, increasing traffic management activities.

Also partnering with all stakeholders in the fight against crime and making the public to feel police presence in the cities and towns.

The Deputy Upper East Regional Minister, Hon. Frank Fuseini Adongo in a speech read on behalf of the Regional Minister said the people of Ghana are desirous of police men and women who are competent and respective of fundamental rights and privileges.

As a result, the government of Ghana under the leadership of President Nana Akufo-Addo will continue to invest in the training of security personnel to guard the stability of the Country.

He said this has been demonstrated since the inception of the NPP administration where the Ghana Police Service alone has recruited close to 10,000 personnel in just two and half years adding that the good news is that clearance has been given for the recruitment of an additional 4,000 more personnel this year.

Hon Adongo who doubles as MP for Zebilla Constituency said investment in the police service under His Excellency President Akufo-Addo administration is unparalleled as part of GH₵800 million budget allocation delivered 6 armoured vehicles, 250 out 3,000 body cameras and 4,500 riot control gadgets.

In addition to these, he said the government, is committed to ensuring decent living conditions for personnel of the Police Service and hence the roll out of the Barracks Regeneration Project seeking to the rehabilitation of existing accommodation facilities and building of new ones for the services.

 

In all 216 personnel comprising 111 males and 105 females passed out after going through a six months intensive training programme.

They were taught subject like Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Law of Evidence, Criminal Investigation, Practical Police Duties, basic officer skills, professional Ethics, Human Rights, Community Policing and Map Reading.

Others include Weapons Handling, Physical Training and Environmental Cleanliness Sanitation.

Seven of the recruits received awards in various fields of endeavours with over all best award went to g/r Benjamin K. Anane.

Source: WatchGhana.Com/Godwin Nkunu

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