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Regional News Sun, 20 Mar 2016

Be effective leaders - IGP to police officers

The Junior Command Course 4/2016 of the Ghana Police Command and Staff College (GPCSC) has ended with a call on the officers to strive hard to be good and effective leaders.

Mr John Kudalor, Inspector General of Police, said this in a speech delivered on his behalf by Director General Administration, Deputy Commissioner of Police DCOP Mr. Ransford Ninson.

A total of 49 Deputy Superintendents of Police officers attended the course and they were the forth batch of Senior Police officers who successfully have gone through a five-week intensive training to enhance their command, staff, operational and managerial capabilities.

The training programmes at the College are designed to provide quality; professional, practical and skills development training for Senior Police Officer to help them provide quality law enforcement service to the people of the country.

You must resolve to appreciate that you remain accountable to the citizens and hence, must relate to them as true public servants with courtesy and within the dictates of the law, the IGP said.

Mr Kudalor said the task of blending their acclaimed quality human assets with quality leadership is the main challenge ahead of them and this they can surmount.

He said in so doing they must resolve both individually and collectively, to hold their duties sacred, execute functions with pride and exhibit the highest level of professional excellence in all their official engagements.

The IGP said as the government is doing its best to ensure that the Service is better equipped to perform its duties effectively, the good people of the country expects them to fulfill their part of the contract by ensuring the safety and security of all.

He reminded the officers again that aside their routine operations, some major national assignment including the provision of security during the Easter festivities and the onset of the political campaign season for the November elections is at hand.

I am confident that with the operational competence we have, we can deliver to ensure the success of the exercises in spite of the possible challenges we may be confronted with, Mr Kudalor added.

DSP Elizabeth Viney the course prefect on behalf of his colleges expressed her gratitude to the IGP and the Police Management and Advisory Board for the opportunity offered them.

Source: GNA