CID Boss Cautions Police Personnel

The Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department(CID), Commissioner of Police,Prosper Kwame Agblor, has advised police personnel to refrain from practices aimed   at tarnishing the image of the service.

He also warned   unscrupulous officers, to turn a new leaf or have themselves to blame.

Commissioner Agblor gave the warning here on Tuesday, when he opened the fourth in a series of a two-week training course for 250 detectives in the Western Region. It is meant to equip them with the basic investigative skills.

Topics being treated will include interrogation and interviews,identification methods,selected topics on criminal law,report writing and communication skills, arrest, detention and searches, preparation of dockets, CID forms, surveillance, human rights and crime scene management.

“I urge you to refrain from meddling in civil cases, to demonstrate respect for human rights and to avoid corrupt practices in the discharge of your duties. Also, you are being reminded that arrests, searches and detention should be carried out within the confines of the law,” he said.

Commissioner Agblor said, the course was intended to improve the performance of the detectives as they work on the field, adding that, it took a well- motivated workforce for the CID to detect crime.

“The police administration is working assiduously to ensure that Ghanaians live in an environment devoid   of crime; an environment required for the socio-economic advancement of our dear nation.I urge participants to demonstrate performance,diligence,dedication,discipline and above all professionalism in the discharge of your duties,” he said.

The Director-General of CID, said the fight against crime is a shared responsibility and urged the public to partner the police in their duties .

The Western Regional Crime Officer, Supt. Reuben Asiwoko, said the crime in the region is steadily growing due to the oil find and the influx of foreign companies saying that, criminals were adopting sophisticated means to commit crime.

“The CID needs the   means to curtail the problem. The purpose of the training is to equip them with requisite knowledge in crime detection so that criminals will not have a field day to operate,” he said. From Clement Adzei Boye, Fijai

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