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"Terrorism Has Become A Global Threat" - COP Paul Manly Awini (PICS)

Director-General, National Patrols Department, Ghana Police Service, COP Paul Manly Awini has revealed that terrorism has become a global threat.

According to him, the worrying phenomenon has affected almost all the neighbouring countries surrounding Ghana.

Speaking at the passing out parade of the second batch of 2022 recruits at the National Police Training School in Accra on Friday, Review Officer COP Paul Manly Awini said "It is an undeniable fact that terrorism has become a global threat. So far, almost all our neighbouring countries have experienced some form of terrorist attack"

He added that the various Security Agencies will not fold its arms and wait for the worst to happen.

He stressed that it has become imperative to prepare the security personnel to adequately respond to any such threat or attack.

"In view of this, all recruits on parade as part of their basic training were sent to the High-Risk Operation Training School, formerly the Counter-Terrorism Enactment and Concentration Centres at Akanteng in the Yilo Krobo Municipality of the Eastern Region, where they were taken through various activities, such as rappelling, mountaineering, jumping from vehicles, firing from moving vehicles to suppress target or take cover, and a host of tactical training to position them to respond appropriately to any attack on the country and to deal with any eventuality"

COP Awini reminded the graduands that the Police Administration recognises the important role that communities play to help deal with all forms of crimes.

"It is said that 'to every crime that is committed, there is one public eye that sees it"

He charged the public to be prepared to volunteer information on criminals to the Police.

"As Police Officers, the public is our client which includes victims of crime, perpetrators, witnesses and the general members of the public at large. Therefore in dealing with the public, we expect you to exhibit a high sense of professionalism, civility and respect for the general public"

COP Awini noted that such move will undoubtedly will win the confidence and trust of tge public adding that it will push the public to release requisite information and support in order to discharge its mandate effectively.

"This reciprocity can be sustained be eschewing Police corruption and master-servant relationship"

COP Awini revealed that the Police Administration is taking pragmatic steps to weed our miscreants and criminals masquerading in Police uniforms from the service to restore its reputation.

In all, 230 personnel passed out successfully.

Some deserving graduands were rewarded for their excelling performance(s).

Below are some pictures:

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith



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