A total of 167 Constables have started a three week intensive training programme to determine their worthiness or otherwise to progress to the next rank of Lance Corporals in the Ghana Police Service.
The Personnel were drawn from various Districts and Divisions under the Tema Regional Command namely, Ada, Sege, Kpone, Ashaiman, Tema and Doryumu.
Addressing the personnel at the Opening ceremony on Monday, the Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner Of Police (DCOP) Barima Tweneboah- Sasraku II described the Constables as the foot holds of the Ghana Police Service because among others they do much of the vehicle and foot patrols, snap checks and Station Orderly works which play a key role in policing.
He said the training was aimed at building their capacity to be capable and competent, assessing them on their duties so far and also offer them the opportunities to correct some mistakes they might have made previously and better themselves as they move forward.
He advised them to take the training seriously and hoped they would all come out successfully in the examination.
In response, Police Woman Constable Angela Ahiakpa on behalf of her colleagues said they had waited so long for the training and so they would put in the needed effort.
She was optimistic that they would come out better and more refreshed to merit their promotion.