A total of 276 police recruits have passed out at the Ghana National Police Training School in Tesano, Accra.
They are to be posted to the newly created regions to augment the numerical strength of police personnel there.
The graduands comprising 132 males and 144 females underwent seven months intensive theory and practical training.
Among other subjects, they studied police service instructions and constitutional instrument 76, criminal investigations, criminal procedure, law of evidence, map reading, practical police duties, child friendly policing, community policing, basic officers skills, human rights law and domestic violence.
One of the Lecturers who doubles as a physical training Instructor, Detective Sergeant Chief/Alhaji Bawah Abdul Jalil in an interview charged the officers to always act professionally in the discharge of their duties.
He emphasized the need for them to desist from the routine practice of extorting monies from motorists and rather concentrate on protecting lives and property.
Chief Bawah Abdul Jalil further urged them to serve as game changers in the police service.
He commended the police administration for increasing the intake of female into the service.
A Deputy Interior Minister, Henry Quartey at the graduation ceremony said government remained committed to increasing the police population.
“Government’s effort in increasing the number of the police at the end of last year recruited 4,000 of which 2,000 were given clearance to report for training at the various police training schools.”
“The passing out of 276 recruits today falls on the first batch at the National Police Training School Tesano Accra. Currently, 181 who are the second batch are still undergoing training who will soon be passing out.”
He encouraged the new officers to join the fight against terrorism, kidnapping and other related security threats endangering human security.
Henry Quarter also cautioned them against indiscipline, corrupt practices and extortion.
Some of the new officers recounted their struggle during the training and promised to act in line with international standards of policing.