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General News Fri, 30 Apr 1999

IGP calls for international co-operation among police administrations

Accra (Greater Accra), 30th April 99 ?

Mr Peter Nanfuri, Inspector General of Police (IGP), on Wednesday called for international co-operation between police administrations in the world to stem the tide of cross-border crimes.

He said, with the advancement in science and technology, crime is assuming a more terrifying dimension and a collaborative effort of police forces of the world is needed to combat it.

Mr Nanfuri was speaking at the opening of a special training course being organised by the United States International Criminal Training Assistance Programme (ICITAP) for officers and men of the Ghana Police Service in Accra

The 15-week training programme, which would involve 275 officers and men, is under an agreement between Ghana and the United States governments.

It is designed, among other things, to improve their capabilities in controlling civil disturbances and effectively deal with organisers of demonstrations and cross-border crimes.

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The IGP urged the participants to take the programme seriously and to bring the knowledge and experience they would gain to bear on their work.

He said the technical assistance component of the ICITAP agreement would provide basic teaching materials to improve the training programmes of the service.

Mr Nanfuri said the ICITAP will donate helmets, riot shields, batons, bullhorns, first aid kits and cameras worth about 50,000 dollars during the programme to Ghana.

Mr George Coxey, leader of the resource persons, said the agreement is the beginning of a relationship between the two police organisations adding that they were ready to learn from the experiences of their Ghanaian counterparts.

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