09.03.2005 Regional News

Police service must strive to win public confidence- Commissioner

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Accra, March 9,GNA- Mr Paul Quaye, Commissioner of Police in Charge of Research and Planning said on Wednesday that the Police Service could make the right impact on society, if it strives to win public confidence.

"The community in which you operate will only offer you the needed assistance if you are able to win the confidence of the people," he said while addressing a passing out parade of 128 recruits of the Service at the National Police Training School in Accra.

Mr Quaye told the attentive recruits, clad in black and white uniform with blue stripes, that the Service was not meant for people who are harbouring the ambition of amassing wealth.

He however expressed appreciation that proud and confident new breed of men and women are committed to meet the challenges of modern day policing, particularly within a democratic environment. The recruits comprised 66 women and 62 men who went through six months training in basic policing, professional policing ethics, English language, report writing, French, social psychology, first aid, tips on HIV/AIDS/Sexually Transmitted Infections, physical education, martial arts and weapon handling.

Mr Quaye cautioned the service personnel not to abuse the rights of people in their custody.

He said it was the expectation of the average Ghanaian to see the police working with the law and within the law. Vincent Osei Semenyo was adjudged the overall best recruit, Elizabeth Amolofo, the best recruit in physical training, Sheila Anorsigbe, the best marks woman, and Peter Segah the best in arms and foot drill

The award for the best academician went to Donkor Adams while Seth Adivu received the Commissioner of Police, best award for good conduct. 09 March 9, 2005

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