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30.08.2004 General News

Police Service to sack all miscreants

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Ho, Aug. 30, GNA- Mr Patrick Kwarteng Acheampong, Deputy Inspector-General of Police, in charge of Operations, on Monday warned that miscreants in the Police Service, would be sacked if they were found out.

"The Police Administration will not condone indiscipline of any kind from the personnel of the Service and all acts of indiscipline will be investigated and those found culpable would be dealt with firmly." Mr Acheampong was addressing the passing out parade of 96 recruits of the Police Service, at Ho Police Training School.

He listed indiscriminate firing of weapons, improper dressing, reckless driving, unauthorised leakage of confidential information, smoking while in uniform, drunkenness, lateness and sleeping on duty, as sanctionable acts.

Mr Acheampong said absence from duty without leave or reasonable excuse, dishonesty and graft, lack of civility to members of the public, using unnecessary force on suspects and failing to attend to reasonable requests or reports were also punishable.

Speaking on Election 2004, the Deputy IGP, exhorted personnel of the Service to be firm, fair, focused and to refrain from acts that could lead to political controversy.

Mr Acheampong said Service training was increasingly focusing on current crime trends, especially scientific crime. General Recruit Seth Yao Klinogo, 27, a past student of Awudome Secondary School, won the Baton of Honour as the Best all round Recruit.

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