Winneba, June 11, GNA - General Recruit (G/R) Isaac Boahen, a native of Nkranka-Nkoranza in the Brong-Ahafo Region, was adjudged the overall best recruit at the first ever recruit training at the Ghana Police Command and Staff College in Winneba.
He recorded a total of 1,365 out of a total marks of 1,546 in all examinable subjects and practical activities, to emerge the overall best recruit.
Mr Boahen who was born on September 12, 1987 to Mr Eric Osei Frimpong and Madam Elizabeth Amponsah.
He obtained his Basic Education Certificate in 2000 at the Kranka Islamic Junior High School.
He continued his education later at the Tuobodom Senior High School, where he obtained his Senior Secondary School Certificate in 2003.
On September 13, 2014, he, together with 99 others, were enlisted into the Ghana Police Service, and they were sworn in on September 2014 at the Ghana Police Command and Staff College to begin their basic Police Training.
G/R Isaac Boahen proved to be very hardworking, intelligent and exhibited good conduct in all aspects of the training process.
He was given a citation and baton of honour as his award.
Other award winners were Enoch Darko, who received the best conduct award, Andrews Kogo received the best marksman, Enoch Danso Oteng won the best Drill award, while Eric Blewusi received the Commandant of the College Special Ward.
Commissioner of Police (COP) David Asante Apeatu, Director-General of the Ghana Police Service, in charge of Research/Planning and Information, Communication and Technology, and the Reviewing Officer, asked the graduates to remember that policing was not an easy task.
He said as they were going out, they were bound to face complex challenges in the course of executing their duties, and urged them to apply the knowledge and skills they had acquired to overcome such challenges.
COP Asante-Apeatu encouraged them to remain resolute and professional in dealing with members of the public, live up to their responsibilities as police officers, and contribute their quota to the strenuous task of protecting life and property, preventing and detecting crime, as well as maintaining peace and order.
COP Asante-Apeatu also urged them to take advantage of the numerous training opportunities existing in the police service both national and international, to build their capacities in their chosen career as police officers.