Ghana: 847 police recruits fainted at NPTS in Tesano

A total of 847 recruits passed out at the National Police Training School (NPTS) in Tesano, Accra on Friday with a call asking them to comply with the laws they enforced.

They were the first group of trainees in 2022 and were made up of 467 men and 380 women, including 179 under cadets.

The Director of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service, Commissioner of Police (COP) Isaac Ken Yeboah, who was the reviewing officer, inspected a parade mounted by the recruits.

Addressing the staff, COP Yeboah said terrorism has become a global threat, adding that almost every neighboring country has suffered some form of terror attack.

“We therefore cannot sit back and wait for the worst to happen, it has become imperative to prepare our personnel to respond adequately to such a threat or attack,” he added.

He said emerging crimes, terrorism, cyber-related crimes, new policing challenges and changes in the way criminals operate were issues that affected us every day.

“This translates into an increased demand for Ghana Police Service personnel to provide more diverse, complex, skilled and specialized services to deal with current crime trends,” he added.

He thanked institutions such as the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammernar beit (GIZ) for sponsoring the development and revision of the recruit training program as well as the renovation of the NPTS Information Communication Laboratory and the West- African fight against AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases.

He praised the graduates for successfully passing out after the training, stating that “Remember that your profession as a police officer is honorable, today you are granted this enviable state authority to uphold the laws, therefore, you are obligated to comply with the very laws that you must uphold,” he added.

As part of the occasion, the best overall award was given to Asamoah Samuel Amponsah, Florence Aba Eshun received the award for best police recruit, the best masked man award was given to Sylvester Odoi and Petra Torgbor received the commanding officer award.

Likewise, Kwadwo Appiah Mensah received the best driver award, Samuel Adu Ohene received the best physical training award, Dennis Yiadom Boakye received the best exercise award, Micheal Kpolokyi Amaniapong received the best driver award and Hamza Ahmed received the best in swimming award.

They were also trained for a period of six months in riot control, high risk operational training, radio communication, traffic management, swimming, child friendly policing, community policing, stop and search procedure, handling of weapons and high-risk exploitation, driving motorcycles. , disaster management, community patrols, human rights, client care and professional policing ethics.

Attending the program were members of the Police Management Board, senior police officers, representatives of sister security agencies, the diplomatic corps, retired officers, families and friends.

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