Personnel of the Ghana Police Service have been urged to exhibit high sense of professionalism in the discharge of their duties to protect the image of the Service.
The Director-General of the Criminal Investigation Department, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Maame Yaa Tiwaa-Addo-Danquah, said it was the responsibility of the police officer to do things that would not tarnish the image of the Police Service.
She said this at the closing ceremony of a two-week training for 83 personnel of the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) in Accra last Friday.
The training was to boost the skills of the personnel to help them discharge their duties.
She advised the personnel to be mindful of the service instruction and laws that guided them, saying those who will fall foul of the law would be punished accordingly.
The Director-General urged the public to use the right channel, such as the Police Professional Standards Bureau, to channel their grievances on the conduct of any police officer for immediate action.
She said the verbal attacks on personnel of the Ghana Police Service demoralised hardworking personnel who were ensuring peace and security in the country.
DCOP Addo-Danquah said there were few bad nuts who were destroying the image of the Service; this was a worry to the police administration.
She urged police personnel to be professional in all that they do, to avoid the public losing confidence in the service.
The Director-General said the police administration would continue to train police officers to help them discharge their duties efficiently, adding that, “There are currently over 700 DOVVSU investigators in the country, and all will be empowered through training.’’
She urged the participants to help seek justice for victims of gender based violence to justify the trust reposed in them.
The Commandant of the Detective Training Academy, Chief Superintendent (C/Supt)Benjamin Affisah, said participants were taken through topics such as response of police in sexual based violence cases, law protecting children, interviewing children, laws addressing sexual offences, handling of traumatised clients, the role of social welfare and customer care..
He congratulated the participants and urged them to put to use what they have learnt at the training.
BY ANITA NYARKO-YIRENKYI
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