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Recruitment into Police Service underway in Koforidua

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Hundreds of young men and women who besieged the Jubilee Park in Koforidua with the hope of being enlisted into the Ghana Police Service had their hopes dashed when many of them did not meet the selection criteria.

Whiles most of them were told by the recruitment selection team that they were not short listed and therefore could not go through the exercise many of those who were short listed were also disqualified by their heights.

The qualifying height for entry into the service is 5.8 and 5.4 feet for males and females respectively and most of the young people, although had good grades, could not meet the criteria of the height and were therefore disqualified.

The outgoing Director of Human Resource of the Ghana Police Service, Deputy Commissioner of Police Peter Wiredu, said information in the dailies indicating that those who had not been short listed should come to the selection centre was unfortunate because the selection team was strictly working according to the procedure.

He explained that the procedure was that those who applied and were short listed were served with letters to come to the six selection centres across the country and would therefore have nothing doing with those who had not been short listed.

Mr Wiredu said  for the Koforidua recruitment exercise, over 500 people were short listed in strict accordance with the requirements of four credits including English, age limit of 25 years before one could go through the physical checks including height and fitness.

He said the exercise was in keeping with the projection of the service to recruit up to 16,000 personnel by the end of 2015 to beef up the current strength and to be able to meet the UN criteria of one policeman to about 500 people ratio.

Some of the people who spoke to GNA said the Police Service was being unfair to them after giving the information in the dailies that those who did not receive letters should come to the selection centres for a second look at their certificates.

The recruitment exercise would end on Friday and those who go through the process would be required to write an examination in English and General Knowledge.

Source: GNA

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25 comments

  1. please if an applicant letter reaches him or her after the e recruitment date can any thing be done about it ? thank

  2. Ples with your when is police recruitment exercise coming at koforidua,thank you.

  3. plz when would the police recruitment exercise in Accra?
    would an applicant receive a letter by now or a reply before
    recruiting in Accra?

  4. When will the results of our exams be out? How long will the training last? Emmanuel kofi Gagno

  5. what happened to those who bought some of the recruitment forms and did not receive any letter

  6. Are we going for the training with police vehicle or by our own tnt

  7. Why do we consider height when recruiting people into the police service?

  8. Pls when will the second batche recieve their letter for medicals and when will we go for trianing.

  9. Pls when will the second batch be called for training and when will forms for recruitment be out again.

  10. when will the police officer training forms be out?

  11. when will de 2nd batch be recruited pls?

  12. So when will the 4th batch come for our medical examination..

  13. I need help by getting my letter for training please.

  14. Please when will I get my letter for training? some of my batch(3rd)and even some of the 4thbatch are going. PLEASE HELP ME IN THE NAME OF ALLAH(GOD).Have Long Life&Prosperity.Thanks.

  15. please, when will the officers enlistment forms coming out?

  16. please when will the second batch for 2011police forms be out.

  17. please want to know, next recruitment coming on

  18. good job done ghana police service. pls, may i know if JHS graduate also can be recruit into the service, and also the date for the next recruitment.

  19. when is the police forms coming to koforidua and were can i get a form to buy

  20. please i want to know when the police forms coming out again and were can i get a form to buy a form to buy .I lived at Ketain the Volta region

  21. pls am a degree holder leaving in Accra. how can i get recruited and what is the norm

  22. i wanna know ether accept is up to what grade of BECE.

  23. after your medical and you are told that training start the following and the year ur age will be above the age limit required whiles still in the house.just want to if u will disqualify@

  24. So what about thoes who did not get their letters