Another badge of community Policing Assistants graduates

Second batch of the Community Policing Assistants under the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) have successfully passed out at the Police Training School at Pwaugu in the Upper East Region.

Youth Employment Agency
Youth Employment Agency

The second batch recruits made up of 367 men were selected from the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions.

In March, 830 of the recruits who were drawn from the same three regions also passed out at the training school and have been posted to duty in their respective areas.

This brings the total number of recruits trained by the school this year to 1197.

As part of their training, the recruits were taken through various programmes including Community Interaction Techniques, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedures, Criminal Investigations, Traffic Management, Community Policing, Basic Office Safety, Human Rights, Basic Security Tips, Physical Training and Foot Drill.

Addressing the recruits at the passing out parade Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Simon Afeku, the Regional Police Commander, warned the recruits not to pose as police officers but to assist the police in intelligence gathering in communities.

He urged them to dress appropriately and desist from taking bribes to enable them win the public confidence.

Dr Robert Kugnab, the Deputy Regional Minister, said Government was committed to the welfare of the youth hence the revision of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) programme as one of the key interventions of addressing the unemployment challenges facing the youth in the country.

He said there is no way any nation could develop without security and stability and urged the recruits to help maintain law and order in the coming elections.

Mr Roger Abolembisa, the Regional Director of YEA, said government was committed to empowering the youth to help contribute their quota towards national development and it was against this background that the government was working hard to ensure that it met the recruitment target of 100,000 youth under the Youth Employment programme by the close of August this year.

He urged the beneficiaries of the programmes to take advantage of the interventions to help contribute meaningfully to national development as well as sharpen their job skills to make them fully employable.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Victor Adusa-Poku, the Director at the Police Training School, who cited burglary and stealing in government residential areas, armed robbery and motor bike snatching as prominent concerns urged the Community Policing Assistants to work harder in their designated areas.

Source: GNA/News Ghana

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