21 police personnel undergo CP training in Region
Twenty one police personnel, drawn from the various districts in the Central Region, have undergone a one-day training to sharpen their skills in community policing.
Speaking at the opening of the programme on Thursday in Cape Coast, the Central Regional Police Commander, DCOP Stephen AndohKwofie, said it was high time police personnel attached greater importance to community policing, in order to prevent crime.
He said the police had sat in the offices for a long time without going out to solicit support from the general public or communities in which they operate to prevent crime, but rather want informants to come to their offices to give them information, adding that the way and manner some police officers treat their informants leaves much to be desired.
According to him, the government could not provide police structures in all the communities, therefore, it behoved the personnel to embrace what he called “Police-Public Cooperation” as a way of preventing crime, and advised the participants to take their training very seriously.
The Director of the Community Policing Unit, Alhaji Mohammed FuseiniSuraji, told the participants that they were selected on the basis of good track records of policing, humility and professionalism, to enhance their capacity to deliver in community policing.
He said the participants would be taken through topics such as the Concept and Application of Community Policing, Communication Skills and Pubic Engagement among others.
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