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Police Academy holds refresher course for senior officers

Sep 25, 2012, 9:44 AM

In an unprecedented move, the office of the Inspector General of Police in collaboration with the Police Academy has designed a leadership and management course for all the senior ranks of the police, ranging from assistant superintendents to commissioners of police.

The training course which is aimed at building the capacity of the senior officers began on the 13th September 2012 at the Police Academy in Yundum.

The first batch of officers to benefit from this initiative included the assistant superintendents (ASPs), followed by superintendents, and this will go on up to commissioners.

According to the deputy Inspector General of Police, Edward Sambou, the Police High Command is keen on enhancing the capacity of its personnel for better service delivery.

He added that police personnel are not only benefiting from internal training, but also external training, citing the training of ten cadet officers at The Ghana Police College, as an example.

The Director of Recruitment and Training, Commissioner Mamour Jobe, said that the training programme is the first of its kind, bringing together senior officers of all ranks to undergo a leadership and management course.

This, he said, will enhance their capacity to face the tasks ahead of them as senior officers, thereby making the institution more dynamic and responsive to the challenges which lie ahead.

Beneficiaries of the course expressed satisfaction at the course content and facilitators. They also lauded the initiative and promised they will filter down what they have learned to all personnel under their command.