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IGP warns police to stop collecting money from public

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Paul Quaye - IGP

The Inspector General of Police, Mr Paul Tawiah Quaye, has warned that the Police Administration will deal drastically with any personnel who collect money from the public with a promise of helping him or her to be enlisted into the service.

He said information reaching his office indicated that some of the personnel were collecting money from people with the promise of helping them to be recruited into the service, and therefore advised those involved in the act to put a stop to it.

The IGP made the call in a massage delivered on his behalf at the annual West Africa Security Services Association (WASSA) get-together organized by the authorities of the Central Region Police Training School for Officers and Men of the School at Winneba.

He said the Police Administration would advertise for enlistment in the national dailies and therefore advised applicants, especially those who qualify, to wait patiently for the time.

He said recruitment into the service is purely on qualification and good performance at interviews and not through personalities.

A retired police commissioner, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Mr Akrofi Asiedu, appealed to the authorities of the Police Training School to continue to turn out good officers into the Police Service.

He said, “a Police Training School is mother of the Police Service, the recruits are brought to the school to give them hard training, drain the childish behaviours out of them and replace that with discipline.

“By so ding, the indisciplined recruits could easily be exposed and do not hesitate to dismiss them, otherwise if they pass out they become loose cannons in the police Service”.

The Commanding Officer of the Central Region Training School, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mr Asiedu Okanta, reminded the personnel that whatever they do should be official, professional and legal in accordance with the service regulations.

He asked them to continue to work hard and also periodically read the service instructions and the 1992 constitution.

Source: GNA

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  1. This is a shame that Ghana police are still engage in collecting money or extortion of money during their civil duty and again is embarassing to the organization.
    These people need not to represent the nation in their civil duties but need a jail sentence and permanent ban for holding public or civil service duty.
    They should be weeded out and wistle blower should be set up to oversea some of these activities. This will never happen here in Canada and if it does the officer will loose his/her job as well as serve jail time.