Police Recruitment To Begin On Monday

by Israel Boafo Bansah

The Ghana Police Service has commenced processes to recruit new officers into the service, six months to the crucial November 7 general elections. The 2016 police recruitment is set to start of Monday 9th May.
A statement signed by Superintendent Cephas Arthur, Director of Public Affairs at the Police service, warned interested persons to be cautious of fraudsters.
“The Police Administration wishes to inform the general public, especially persons desirous of joining the Police Service, that all is set for the Police to commence recruitment into the Service for the year 2016,” the statement said. The statement added that details of the recruitment processes would be published in the Ghanaian Times and Daily Graphic Newspapers on Monday.
“Enlisting into the Service will strictly follow the processes that will be spelt out in the advert. Members of the public are further advised to be wary of fraudsters who may offer to assist them join the Service, or those who may present themselves as middlemen contracted by the Police to recruit on its behalf.” “The Police wishes to state categorically that no such middlemen or contractors have been engaged to sell forms or recruit on its behalf.”
The police however indicated that forms will not be sold for the police recruitment exercise, and urged Ghanaians to report suspicious recruitment activities to the nearest Police Station or the CID Headquarters.
The Inspector General of Police John Kudalor had earlier indicated that it will embark on an electronic recruitment in order to avoid scams associated with recruitment in the service.
The Police service has been hit with a number of police recruitment scams in recent times.
With the electronic recruitment, the IGP is optimistic that human influence in the recruitment process will reduce.
He also urged Ghanaians to report suspicious police recruitment activities “to the nearest Police Station or the CID Headquarters.” Police hit with unresolved recruitment scams A number of recruitment scams have hit the Police service in recent times.
In one of the scams, some persons including a Director General of Human Resource and Administration at the Police Service, COP Patrick Timbillah were arrested. COP Patrick Timbilla was subsequently interdicted whiles a committee was formed to investigate the matter. Meanwhile, months after the investigations, the report is yet to be made public.

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