AMA: New police recruits pass out
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The Director General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Prosper K. Agblor, has charged new recruits to make good use of the knowledge and skills gained during their six months training, in order to serve the country better.
“It is the hope of the police administration that the skills and knowledge these young officers acquired during their training, will impact positively on their performance on the job.”
Speaking at the passing-out parade of the 2nd batch of recruits at the National Police Training School (NPTS) in Accra, the Director General of CID noted that recruits on parade constitute the second batch of trainees who have successfully completed their basic police training programme from the National Police Training School, Accra, for the year 2011.
According to him, the six months training was aimed to equip the men and women to understand the responsibilities of a police officer, and a proper realisation of the relationship between the police and the public.
He continued that the trainees were taken through academic disciplines such as practical police duties, criminal law, criminal procedure, criminal investigation, law of evidence, police service instructions, basic officers skills, professional policing ethics, English and report writing, French and map reading.
He, therefore, admonished the new young officers to strive to build upon and improve their knowledge of policing.
“Remember, you are peace officers in whose hands the good people of this country have entrusted their security. You are enjoined to defend, not only the rich and the strong, but also the weak, and to stand up for justice and respect for the basic fundamental human rights of every single member of the society,” he noted.
This, he said, was the only way they could win the hearts of the public, which is necessary in the discharge of their duties
As part of the ceremony, some of the recruits were awarded for their performance during training.
This includes the best in drill and academic work, which went to N.A. Temeng, the best in conduct went to Rosina Tayko, best in marksman went to Samuel Manu, and the overall best recruit went to Stephen Senya.
He said it was their hope that the skills and knowledge the young officers acquired during their training would impact positively on their performance on the job.
He further cautioned the recruits against indiscipline, which has an adverse effect on effective policing, saying, “the police administration will not countenance any act of misconduct by any member of the service, you included. You will always be held accountable for your actions and inactions.
You should, therefore, be circumspect in your approach to issues, and always work within the confines of the law.”
DCOP Agblor appealed to the general public to partner the police in the fight against crime, as it was a shared responsibility.
“The realisation of the mandate of the Police Service, as enshrined in the Constitution, depends to a large extent on public support and cooperation. Each citizen, therefore, has a role to play in the maintenance of law and order.”