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27.06.2005 General News

New Unit In Police

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New Unit In Police

A new unit, Police Intelligence and Professional Standards Bureau (PIPS), has been formed within the Ghana Police Service to ensure the efficiency of police personnel.

The unit will investigate public complaints, malfeasance and any other acts of omission or commission by policemen and conduct regular inspection of all police stations, their equipment, records and other facilities with the view to updating them.

It will also update police practices on the enforcement of international human rights and monitor compliance with international police professional standards.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Special Duties and Legal/Prosecutions, Mr George Asiamah, made this known when he addressed the passing-out of 80 police recruits in Koforidua yesterday.

He said the formation of the PIPS would also help to check corruption, misconduct, criminal or civil offences within the service, adding that the process would also enhance supervision of police guard duties, especially at barriers and check-points.

He told the recruits that the Police Administration had come out with these measures because it would no longer tolerate or shield any of its personnel who would violate its principles by dabbling in acts such as bribery, chieftaincy, civil litigation or any act that would cast a slur on the service and that “any policeman found wanting would be made to face the music.”

To be able to protect all communities, Mr Asiamah said more police divisions, districts and stations were being opened nationwide to have policing on the doorstep of the people.

He asked the recruits to learn new skills through further training to be able to stand the test of time.

General Recruit John Agyare was adjudged the best in academics and Overall Best, while General Recruits Adam Yakubu, David Asare Nkrumah and Owusu Maxwell, came first in marksmanship, physical training and drills respectively.

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