David Asante-Apeatu, IGP
The Ghana Police administration is implementing human resource improvement strategies to build the capacity of personnel at all levels, to play their roles in the achievement of corporate objectives.
This is in line with the strategic plan of the country.
Mr David Asante-Apeatu, Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) made this known at a special ceremony held at the Police Command and Staff College, Winneba to mark the closing of Junior Command Course 7/2017 on Friday, March 17.
A total of 53 Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) made up of 10 females and 43 males constituted the Junior Command Course 7/2017.
They were taken through practical modules such as, Crime Prevention Strategies, Staff Duties, Command and Control, Intelligence Management, Cyber Crime; a course which lasted for five weeks.
Mr Asante-Apeatu (IGP) said 591 Police officers had been trained at the Command and Staff College, Winneba since its establishment on November 6, 2013.
“I am excited about the development it has made and hope that during my tenure, a lot more developments could be achieved in areas such as training facilities and infrastructures,” he said.
He indicated that the main purpose of the Command Course was to build the capacity officers in law enforcement and also enhance their administrative and management skills, roles, inculcate in them the spirit of teamwork, good networking and standardisation of writings in the service.
The IGP said another strategic initiative of his administration was to improve the corporate image of the service.
He noted that it was a fact that the image of the service had fallen due to unprofessional conduct, indiscipline, indecision and misguided actions by a few individuals.
“It is imperative to improve on our image,” he stated.
Mr Asante-Apeatu said the police could not achieve their vision of a world-class Police Service capable of delivering Planned, Democratic, Protective and Peaceful Services up to the standard of international best practice without winning the confident, trust and co-operation of the public.
“It is therefore essential that we demonstrate our willingness and ability to respond to security needs of individuals and the community,” he added.
Dr Sayibu Pabi Gariba, Assistant Commissioner of Police, and the Commandant of the College urged the officers to remember that, policing was all about service to humanity, and therefore they should implement the knowledge acquired to serve people creditably, to enhance the College’s motto “Leadership and Professionalism”.
Certificate of attendance and participation were given to the officers who attended the course.