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CID Boss Warns Boys

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THE DIRECTOR General of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), DCOP Frank Adu –Poku has tasked police detectives in the service to treat arrested persons with dignity and not infringe on their rights.

According to him, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), and as such the detectives, are those who make the police service whole. But if their work is nothing to write home about, then they do not deserve the enviable ‘detective’ title since it is a noble profession.

DCOP Frank Adu-Poku made these remarks at the opening ceremony of a six-week Basic Detective Training Course1/09 for 50 detectives selected from the Northern part of the country. The training programme is part of efforts by the Police Service to improve the qualitative output of detectives in the country. It is also to equip them with the new technological skills in crime investigations.

The detectives will also be introduced to the use of modern equipment in information and intelligence gathering and processing as well as the introduction to modern trends in gathering and presenting evidence to gaining conviction in court.

According to DCOP Frank Adu –Poku, modern day technological advancement has brought in its wake rising levels of sophisticated crimes. “This places an enormous responsibility on us as detectives. In order to meet the challenges of present day crimes, there is the need to periodically re-appraise our knowledge and skills, equip ourselves with new and modern trends of crime investigations, and continuously review our working and operational methods”.

He revealed that the IGP’s quest to embark on consistent staff training and development programmes to improve the knowledge, skills and service delivery of the police service and the criminal investigation department has given birth to this training course, for which the CID is grateful as it fulfills one of their basic needs.

He averred that as investigators they must be honest and dedicated in their field of work. He also urged participants to broaden their scope of knowledge by including research into other areas of crime investigations to enhance their performance.

“We are all aware that the resources for the CID are scarce, thus resource maximization by way of enhanced efficiency must be our priority”. He emphasized that the collapse of the CID training school, which was gutted by fire months ago, has had significant negative ramifications for crime management in the service since many detectives, in recent times, have not had formal training in criminal investigations.

“The time table has the basics you need to know about criminal investigation. Give your lecturers audience as they give you ideas of crime detection”, he added.

Source: dailyguideghana

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