General News of Thursday, 1 January 2015
Source: Graphic Online
The Director-General in charge of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Rev. David Ampah Benin, has stated that the service had not begun any recruitment process or issued out recruitment forms.
He has, therefore, debunked rumours that the service had started recruiting new personnel.
“I must say that the forms currently being circulated around are falsified and the public must refrain from purchasing those forms,” he stated.
DCOP Ampah-Benin said this at the Community Policing Directorate’s (CPD’s) end-of-year stakeholders’ interaction in Accra.
As part of the event, assorted items were presented to some head porters (Kayayei) and students of the Dzorwulu Special School.
The items were respectively received by a senior head porter, Madam Zulata Abdullai and the Director of the Dzorwulu Special School, Mr Fredrick Tetteh, who thanked the CPD for the donation.
DCOP Ampah-Benin said it had come to the notice of the police that some people were going around selling fake recruitment forms to the general public and appealed to the public to be bold to report suspects to the police to ensure that the fraudsters were dealt with.
“When it is time for the recruitment process to begin, the Ghana Police Service will make a formal announcement in the various media to alert the public,” Mr Benin stated.
The Director of Community Policing Directorate (CPD), Superintendent Habiba Twumwaa Sarpong, said 2014 had been a successful year for the CPD and that in the course of it, various community-policing initiatives were introduced.
“Besides, 3,000 police personnel were deployed to some communities during the Christmas season to help decongest the traffic situation in those areas,” she said.
Supt Sarpong said the CPD was not only concerned with combating crime in the communities but also committed to building a good relationship with the public.
“By interacting with people in the communities, we hope to close the gap between the police and the community to allow the flow of information needed to combat crimes.
“We rely on the citizens to fight crime in the communities and we cannot do it alone if the citizens are afraid to give us information,” she added.
Supt Sarpong assured the public that the police were very friendly and ready to work with them as well as provide the needed protection to informants.