The security agencies owe the nation a responsibility to maintain law and order as well as consolidate the gains made ever since Ghana adopted the multi-party democracy in 1992.
Another general election is here again and come December 7th 2020, Ghanaians will vote to elect a president and parliamentarians.
It is against this backdrop that the Director-General of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Commissioner of Police (COP), Mr. Isaac Ken Yeboah is urging his colleague police personnel to be very professional in dealing with electoral-related cases and should not fall for partisan politics.
He further counseled them to rise above partisan politics and ensure that the impending parliamentary and presidential elections were free, fair, and credible.
Mr Yeboah was speaking at the closing session of an eight-week Detective Training Course 1/2020 of 90 personnel from the CID and other security services at the Detective Training Academy (DTA), Accra.
“Parties you belong to should not show in your work. Set good examples as products of the DTA,” he stressed.
The beneficiaries include police detectives, military police, personnel of the Bureau of National Investigations, Economic and Organised Crime Office, Immigration Service, Prisons Service and the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority.
CID Boss advised the participants, especially police detectives, to maintain the network built with other security institutions to improve their work because they would be better when they worked together.
“Give in your best, let us see a change in you, prove you were at the DTA, exhibit professionalism and you will be held accountable for every action and inaction. Take your work seriously,” he added.
Mr. Yeboah asked them to be vigilant in the wake of the COVID-19 and be guided by skills acquired at the training.
Ms. Grace Ansah-Akrofi, Superintendent of Police, Commandant of the DTA, commended the participants for not giving up when the programme, which started in January, this year, was suspended due to the COVID-19.
Mr. Clement Konadu Yiadom, Detective Inspector, in a valedictory message, said acquiring skills in customer care, crime scene management, human rights, domestic violence, anti-human trafficking, the law of evidence, financial crime investigations and criminal laws would help them work with confidence.
Mr. Francis Aboagye of the BNI was adjudged the Overall Best Trainee with Ms. Victoria Imoru, Deputy Narcotic Analyst, being the Best Behaved Student.
Mr. Isaac Frimpong, a Detective Inspector, received DTA's Special Award.