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More police officers to be deployed in cities and towns – IGP

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The Ghana Police Service (GPS) is to deploy over 5,000 personnel across the major cities and towns to control the traffic situation and fight crime as Christmas and the New Year approaches.

To this end, Mr Peter Tawiah Quaye, Inspector –General of Police (IGP), has called on Ghanaians to provide the GPS with the needed support and information to enable them provide adequate protection for all.

Mr Quaye who was speaking on Friday during an induction ceremony for 150 police cadets selected for a six months senior officers rank course,  noted that the deployment of the over 5,000 officers would complement the other measures taken to combat crime across the country.

The cadets included 130 Ghanaians, ten Gambians and 10 Liberians.

He urged the cadets to take pride in their admission and work to justify their selection into the College.

“Crossing over from the Inspectorate to the Senior Officer rank is considered a great achievement. We are all well aware of the competitive nature of the selection process, given the number of eligible candidates yearning to enter the College,” he said.

The course was organized for some selected officers or cadets from the ranks of Inspectorate and Chief Inspectorate from across the country after a competitive selection process.

Those who would pass the exams after the course duration would move to the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP).

The curriculum for the course would focus on Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Practical Police Duties, Law of Evidence, Criminal Investigations, English Language and Report Writing.

Mr Quaye appealed to the cadets to take their studies seriously in order not to compromise the quality of performance and standards at the College.

Mr Yaagy Akuribah, Commandant of the Ghana Police School, noted that the College had reviewed and enriched its curricula with the view to broaden the experiences of the cadets.

He cautioned the cadets to avoid complacency and abide by the rules and regulations of the College.

Source: GNA

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