Police to recruit 16,000 personnel by 2014

From David Allan Paintsil, Cape Coast

Mr. Paul Tawiah Quaye, IGP

The Director General of the Police Service in charge of Human Resource Development, DCOP Dr. Peter Wiredu, has hinted that the police administration would recruit 16, 000 personnel between 2011 and 2014 to beef up the security system in the country.

“The Police Administration is poised to recruit 16, 000 personnel for all categories in the police service from now to the year 2014”, he said, explaining that some accommodation have been made available and that before the first batch passes out, those bungalows would have been completed.

DCOP Dr. Wiredu gave the hint at the Central Regional Police Headquarters in Cape Coast during a recruit exercise.

According to him, government placed temporary ban on the recruitment of police personnel in 2009, owing to lack of accommodation, but now the ban has been lifted resulting in the recruitment exercise this year that is expected to run through 2014, in which about 16,000 youth are expected to be recruited into the service.

He explained further that the current recruitment exercise has targeted the Senior High School (SHS) graduates, emphasizing that a new advertisement would be placed in the media for those with vocational skills and other professional background for another recruitment exercise.

He added that there are six Police Training Schools in the country with each having a capacity of 2,300 recruits at a go that was why recruitments are being done in series.

The Commanding Officer at the Accra Police Training School, ACP James Azuma Abass Abaah, who led a team of police personnel to conduct the recruitment exercise said they were there to recruit as many as they could by their standards.

He said the two-day exercise took into consideration the academic qualification of applicants, who are supposed to have four credits in SHS subjects, including English language and Mathematics, adding that applicants would go through physical body check, short academic tests in essay writing, comprehension , dictation and general paper, to see whether documents presented were valid.

ACP Abass Abaah told the press that the selection process has been open and is transparent, and advised applicants not to pay money to anybody with the intention of securing him or her a place in the police service. The recruitment exercise team is expected to leave for the Eastern Regional capital, Koforidua, for the next exercise.

  1. Asamoah Rocky

    that improvement will help the police service.please when will 2014 forms will be out?


    Please sir when will the 2014 recurutment forms be soled out and where can one get one.


    Please i want to know when will the Ghana Police form coming- out for the hungry for it man to buy one?

  4. Amenyo Nicholas

    With the due respect that I personally have for you Sir is that,I candily please want to know when wiill the police recuitment form be out this year please?

  5. which month is the forms coming out this year 2014. please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. please sir W”ve exciser patience 4 à long time sir n with all due respect sir wé”r humblly asking of wen would u guys recruite another barge of personale this yr plz….kkk…


    Thank you Officer for expossing this fact. We are still waiting for the recruitment.

  8. Amedonu Beatrice

    please if any of you hear about it PLEASE let me know my contact 0543651777

  9. DEAR SIR.

  10. Pls when exactly would the Ghana Police recruitment forms for 2014 be out? Pls let me know as soon as possible 0243834763 !!!

  11. Stephen Odoi-Larbi

    The answer is no. The Police Service has just announced that it has a backlog of candidates penciled to enroll into the service since 2012 and would want to attend to them before enlisting new people into the service.

  12. ishmael matandor

    pls sir i got much knowledge in the police service as my dad was formar DSP at madina police station so i know with the much ideals of the work i can humble work and go by all the rules and regulation cavern the police as well.so please contact me when the forms are out as well. qualifications are SHS IPMC as hard ware and networking as well as ms word coral draw and etc so pls sir contact me as soon as the forms are out on 0260604639.thank you sir.

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