As part of measures to ensure the practice of gender equality in the country, the Police Public Safety Training School in Pwalugu community in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region recruited high number of female police officers this year than males.
The school on Monday 30 September passed out 173 recruits which comprised 120 females and 53 males to be integrated into the main stream police force.
Per the ethics of the Police Public Safety School and Ghana Police Service, the new police officers have undergone six months intensive training programmes and are ready to be integrated into the main stream police force.
Speaking at the passing out ceremony, Commissioner of Police, Mr. Alex Amponsah Asiamah, admonished the recruits to be hard working and dedicated to their duties in the Service to combat crime and other anti-social activities.
“Once it is established that you are performing a lawful duty and doing so professionally, you can be rest assured of the Police Administration’s support and commendation.”
Mr. Asiamah noted that the Ghana Police Service is undergoing a transformation with the agenda to become a world class police service that is capable of delivering planned, democratic and peaceful service to meet international standards.
“The Police Service is focusing on enhancing the maintenance of law and order, to protect life and properties through community policing and to bring the personnel of the service closer to the civilians society.”
He however encouraged the recruits to distinguish themselves with exceptional performance in order for them to receive rewards for such performance in their line of duty.
Frank Fuseini Adongo, the Deputy Upper East Regional Minister, who also double as Member of Parliament for Zebila constituency entreated the new police officers to contribute immensely to the growth of the country’s economy through embracing peace and stability in their various communities.
173 recruited police officers pledged their services to Ghana and promised to be in good behavior in accordance with the laws of the country as well as the laws of the Ghana Police Service.
The Police Public Safety Training School was established and commissioned in 2004 with the purpose of training Police recruits in the region.