95 Police Recruits Pass Out

Elizberth Mill Robertson-Acting IGPNINETY-FIVE POLICE recruits who underwent six months training at the Police Training School at Koforidua in the Eastern region on Friday passed out and were commissioned into the Police Service.

They were trained in professional police ethics, martial arts, drill, musketry, criminal investigation, criminal law, criminal procedure, law of evidence, practical police duties, human rights, criminology, social psychology, map reading, report writing and HIV transmission.

The parade, which was reviewed by the Director-General of Police CID, DCOP Adu-Poku, was attended by the Eastern regional deputy commander of police, ACP David Ampah-Benin, officers from the regional headquarters and loved ones of the recruits.

Addressing the recruits after reviewing the parade, DCOP Adu-Poku told the new recruits to show a high sense of professionalism and loyalty to the police service.

He cautioned them against brutalisation of the people they are supposed to protect as well as indiscriminate and unjustifiable use of firearms.

“You should bear in mind that it takes a great deal of efforts to earn the trust of the public but it will take just a second to destroy that reputation.”

He therefore asked them to follow the regulations spelt out in the police service instructions.

He entreated them to always do the right thing since these days, because of technological advancement, anybody could film them without their knowledge when they are doing the wrong thing.

The overall best recruit was G/R Stephen Antwi.