59 Graduate From Police College
The Minister (Middle) in a pose with the Inspector-General of Police, participants and the graduands
Fifty-nine police officers have been elevated from the rank of Deputy Superintendents to Superintendents after a five-week intensive training programme at the Ghana Police Command and Staff College at Winneba in the Central Region.
The officers, who went through the Junior Command Course One (JCC1), received their certificates on Friday at the premises of the college at a short but colorful ceremony.
Commandant of the College, ACP Yaa Tiwaah Addo-Danquah, in her welcome address, said the courses provided at the facility ‘are designed to provide quality, professional, practical and skills development training for senior police officer.
According to her, the essence of the training was to enhance the command, staff, operational and managerial capacities of the officers in a bid to provide quality law enforcement services.
The Minister of Interior, Kwesi Ahwoi, who was the guest of honour for the ceremony, indicated that the grandaunds were part of the third batch of students to have been admitted to the college since its establishment about a year ago.
Crime the world over, the Minister said, had become sophisticated and there was the need for police officers to constantly upgrade themselves to confront the increasing rate of crimes such as armed robbery in the country.
He reiterated that Mahama-led administration, which is already overburdened by challenges, will endeavor to meet the needs of the Ghana Police Service.
Mr. Ahwoi disclosed that the Command and Staff College has been rolled on the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund), which seems overstretched and inadequate to support additional institutions and Ghanaian students in the Republic of Cuba.
Meanwhile, the maiden graduation coincided with a donation ceremony, which saw four financial institutions donating a cash of about GH¢75,000 to the college towards the development of its infrastructure.
The banks included National Investment Bank (NIB), which presented GH¢50,000, Prudential Bank, GH¢5,000 and Cal Bank and Zenith Bank each contributing GH¢10,000.
Also, the Ghana Police Church presented a renovated eight-unit accommodation block to the School.
BY Melvin Tarlue & Adwoa Solomon
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