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16.08.2013 General News

Police train personnel to improve efficiency

By Daily Graphic
Police train personnel to improve efficiency
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The Police Adminstration has outlined plans and programmes to enable personnel of the service to discharge their duties efficiently and effectively. Central to the plans and programmes is the continuous training of the personnel to enable them to discharge their duties more professionally.

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Alhassan, made this known when he addressed a parade mounted by the various units of the service at the Jubilee Park in Sunyani on Wednesday.

He said the current reforms, reorganisation and restructuring of the service were all aimed at instilling discipline and professionalism into the operations of the service.

Mr Alhassan was in the Brong Ahafo Region as part of a nationwide tour to assess the level of preparedness of police personnel for any eventualities, especially in the aftermath of the Supreme Court's verdict on the pending presidential election petition.

 Mr Alhassan urged the personnel to be conversant with the rules and regulations governing the service and warned that those who infringed on them would not be spared.

Two top senior police officers who accompanied the IGP, the Director-General in charge of Technical Services, Commissioner of Police Mr Frank Adu-Poku, and the Director-General in charge of Services, Commissioner of Police Mr James Oppong-Boanuh, observed with dissatisfaction the unprofessional manner in which some personnel of the Motor Traffic and Transport Directorate (MTTD) dressed for duty in the region.

They said the practice was against the ethics and prescribed dress code of the Ghana Police Service.

They also noted that some policewomen had resorted to wearing tight uniforms, particularly their pairs of trousers, which tended to expose their body frame.

They, therefore, cautioned the women to dress in conformity with the general regulations of the service, pointing out that uniforms were not provided for a 'beauty contest'.

Mr Adu-Poku said the appearance of the MTTD personnel left much to be desired and urged them to be neat at all times.

By Akwasi Ampratwum-Mensah/Daily Graphic/Ghana

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