The Ghana Police Service (GPS) and the University of Cape Coast (UCC) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to train personnel of the service.
Per the agreement, personnel who pass their academic components course at the Police Academy would be awarded post graduate diploma certificates by the UCC.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mr James Oppong-Boanuh and Professor Johnson Nyarko Boampong, the Vice Chancellor of UCC signed for their respective organisations.
The IGP disclosed this at the opening ceremony of cadet course 50 at the police Academy at Tesano in Accra yesterday.
The occasion brought together 129 police participants comprising of 99 males and 30 females across the country.
Mr Oppong-Boanuh said as part of measures by the police Administration to improve police training in line with international standards and best practices.
He said members of the course 50 cadet corps are considered the pacesetters of a new training architect that is expected to significantly enhance performance and improve service delivery.
Mr Oppong-Boanuh said the course would be organised in three phases with each phase having a period of three months for a cumulative period of nine months.
The IGP urged the participants to take the course serious and build their capacities.
“Let discipline, discretion, dedication and commitment remain your hallmark in order to complete the course successful” he added
He assured that the police Administration would monitor the progress of participants and ensure their successful completion of the programme.
Professor Nyarko-Boampong said the University over 60 years has trained a lot of professionals.
He said the university is noted as the teachers of the nation and through our office of institutional affiliation we have been able to establish this unique collaboration with the GPS to offer post graduate diploma in peace and security service.
The Commandant of the Police Academy, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Darko Offei-Lomotey commended the Police Administration for their continuous support to the Academy over the years.
ACP Offei-Lomotey urged the participants to strictly adhere to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) safety protocol to prevent the spread of the disease.
BY ANITA NYARKO-YIRENKYI