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Police detectives end five-day training in Accra

PA five-day training programme aimed at building the capacity of detectives in intelligence information gathering and crime prevention in the country ended on Friday in Accra.

The programme sponsored by Strengthening Action Against Corruption (STAAC) in collaboration with United Kingdom Crime National Agency attracted nine participants from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, Bureau of National Investigations and Economic and Organised Crime Office. 

The Deputy Director-General of the CID, Asistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) George Tweneboah in his remarks said the training would enhance the capacity of the participants to gather, analyse, manage and process information into relevant intelligence to undertake successful criminal investigations and prosecution.

He said effective crime prevention and detection were best anchored on collective and shared responsibility between the Police and its stakeholders.

“It is in this vein that the CID commended stakeholders for sponsoring within the framework of their corporate social responsibility and fostering partnership with the Police,” he added.

He said the Police Administration had rolled out a comprehensive transformation programme which seeks to leverage its service delivery to a world class status in line with international standard and best practices using Information Communication Technology”.

ACP Tweneboah commended STAAC, National Crime Agency and UK Aid for the gesture and called for more of such collaboration.

A Specialist Crime Consultant of STAAC, Mr Ken Isaac said the course was designed to tackle financial crime, human trafficking and corruption in the country.

He urged the participants to ensure that criminals were arrested and prosecuted to serve as deterrent to others.

The International Liaison Officer of the National Crime Agency of the British High Commission, Mr Neil Abott stated that training for investigators  on “ i2 soft licence” an investigative tool used by law enforcement agencies would enhance the detection of crime and also help identify people through software by the investigators.

He urged the participants to put their training into use and share the knowledge acquired with other colleagues.

As part of the programme 10 laptop computers were presented to the three organisations to support them in their work.

Certificates of  participation were also presented to the participants.

BY ANITA NYARKO-YIRENKYI

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