381 Police officers pass out

policeThe Police Administration is adopting modern strategies aimed at ensuring that policing in Ghana is done in line with accepted international policing principle and practice.

A Commissioner of Police (COP) Mr James Oppong-Boanuh said this at the passing out ceremony of 381 recruits at the Central Regional Police Training School, in Winneba.

The recruits, including 281 females were trained for six months in criminal law, criminal procedure, the law of evidence, criminal investigation, basic officer skills and professional police ethics.

The rest were human rights, practical police duties, community policing, English language, map reading and weapon handling.

COP Oppong-Boanuh urged the recruits to be duty conscious, disciplined, loyal, honest, impartial and reliable officers in the discharge of their duties.

He asked them to be fair and firm and eschew negative tendencies when executing their professional duties.

“You must not engage in discussion that will entangle you in political controversy but must demonstrate understanding and good manners at all times”.

He assured the general public that the Police Administration will impartially investigate the use of excessive force and unnecessary resort to the use of firearms and not shield any police officer found to have abused the rights of the person.

“In the same vein, we shall continue to reward officers for outstanding and exemplary performance”, he said.

COP Boanuh appealed to the various District and Municipal Assemblies and community members to support the police in their communities to enable them to maintain law and order.

Police woman recruit Esther Addo was adjudged the overall best recruit.

Source: GNA

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