225 trained for police service
2008-12-19 19:03:43This article has been read 669 times.Two hundred and twenty-five Police recruits who underwent six-month training at the Police Training School at Pwalugu in the Upper East region passed out.
The recruits made up of 137 males and 88 females, would be attached to the Rapid Deployment Force (RDF) of the Police Unit.
The RDF was initiated as part of the Ghana Police Service when the French and Ghana Governments signed an agreement, to train the police to respond to disaster situations, as a result of the disaster that occurred at Ohene Djan Sports stadium in Ghana in 2001 that led to a lot of deaths.
The RDF also helps in maintaining public order and demonstrations, riots and general security at public places, surveillance and patrols.
The recruits during their training were taken through topics including Criminal Law, Service Instructions, Police Ethics, Community Policing, English Language, Domestic Violence, Acts and Decrees, Principal Police Duties, Criminal Procedures, Law of Evidence, Criminal Investigation, Map Reading, Social Psychology,Facts and Law.
The Upper East Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Alhaji Amidu Mahama, in a speech read on behalf of the Inspector General of Police, commended the recruits for going through the training successfully, and said they had achieved their primary objective of becoming policemen and women.
DCP Mahama, however, cautioned that their induction into the force only marked the beginning of their carriers and would greatly demand their intellectual, moral and physical capabilities to enable them to discharge their duties effectively.
He admonished the recruits to disabuse their mind that the Police Service was an avenue for acquiring ill-gotten wealth.
"Let me remind you that those who have this false hope would be frustrated and disappointed.
“The Police Service has no place to accommodate personnel with unscrupulous character and would not hesitate to show any of you fond of exhibiting unprofessional conduct the exit," he stressed.
He told the recruits that they would be on probation for 18 months and be closely monitored.
He advised them to be tolerant, humble, and respectful at all times in order to learn every aspect of policing to enable them to serve the public well.
DCP Mahama assured the public that the Police Service had resolved to curb all sorts of crimes in society, and that was why in recent times the Service had engaged in massive operations to weed out miscreants.
He urged communities to come out to assist the police to deal with criminal activities and said it was only through this that the crime wave would be reduced drastically in the country.
He appealed to the police, especially the new recruits who would be deployed to assist in the conduct of the run-off election to do so diligently.
The overall best recruit went to Justice Ativor, the best in academic to Yakubu Abdullah, while the best in Physical Training went to Iddrissu Mohammed. Victoria Ndolbe took the best in conduct, with the best in drill going to Eric Agbenku, while the best in Marksmanship went to Isaac Kojo Koomson.