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32 Police Officers graduates at Winneba Staff College

Winneba (C/R) July 15,
GNA – Mr David Asante-Apeatu Inspector General of Police has reminded Senior
Police Officers that a lot more was needed of them to achieve the vision of
making the service a world class institution.

This he said would
include; upholding the principles of democratic policing and employing
internationally recognized best practices in all their operations.

You are therefore to
champion this vision with all your might, since you have the support of the
Police administration including logistics.

Mr Asante-Apeatu
stated this in a speech delivered on his behalf by Commissioner of Police (COP)
Mr Kofi Boakye Director-General Research and Planning at the closing ceremony
of a five-week Senior Command Course 4/2017 at the Ghana Police Service Command
and Staff College, Winneba.

The 32 participants
were made up of; Chief Superintendents and Superintendents drawn from various
Divisions, units and the Headquarters.

They were educated on
topics; such as Police Operational Strategies, Police Investigations, Emerging
Security Issues and National Security Architecture, Police management and the
fight against Terrorism with special emphases on Nigeria police force’s
experience in fighting Boko Haram, Child friendly Policing, Ethical issues in
crime investigations and mob action.

The IGP said
corruption had over the years tainted the image of the service, which they
needed to cleanse in the eyes of right thinking Ghanaians and beyond.

He lamented that the
service had over the years ranked high in the corruption index in the country.

“This perception may
hold for the actions and inactions of few misguided, undisciplined officers,
but cannot be said to be true of every policeman, and fighting corruption in
the service should be the concern of all officers especially Commanders at all
levels”.

He emphasised that the
Police College and other Institutions would continue to train and churn out
some of the best men and women comparable with all other professionals
anywhere.

“We have allowed the
few bad ones to taint the service with their indiscretions and it was about
time we rose up and demonstrated leadership to our staff and insisted on strict
discipline, responsible and accountable behaviour that could earn us respect
and cooperation of the public we serve.”

He advised the
participants to deploy all the sharpened managerial, operational and
administrative skills they had acquired at the college to the benefit of their
communities they served.

The Officers were
given certificates of merit and participation.

GNA

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