Police recruits have been urged to adopt positive attitudes towards policing, exercise high level of professionalism and avoid rudeness to win public trust in combating crime in the country.
DCOP David Asante-Appeatu, Director-General, Research, Planning and ICT of the Ghana Police Service made the call on Friday at the passing-out parade of 205 General Recruits after six-month rigorous training at the Volta Regional Police Training School in Ho.
According to DCOP Asante-Apeatu, the Service has injected more disciplines and schemes into the Service’s recruit training to enable it to meet the exigencies of modern day policing and advised the new recruits that the Service was undergoing an image enhancing exercise and would not tolerate image denting behaviours.
DCOP Asante-Apeatu said today’s policeman must have some knowledge in ICT and some capacity to interact with colleagues in nearby francophone countries, hence lessons in French and ICT have been included in the training curriculum as well as out of training depot attachments to enable the recruits to provide effective service.
He reminded the recruits that, aside academic qualification promotion, promotion in the Service are also based on seniority as well exemplary performance.
He also advised the general public to observe all road traffic regulations in order to avoid needless accidents.
The recruits treated dignitaries, including Alhaji Hamidu Mahama, Deputy Commissioner of Police responsible for Human Resource, Director of Training, ACP Kofi Boakye and Colonel Cyril Necku, Deputy Volta Regional Minister to immaculate silent drills, slow and quick marches.
Eight recruits were awarded for excellence with the overall best recruit going to Otibu Kwaku Gyan.
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