Police Recruits With Fake Certificates Face Arrest

ANYONE who would be caught for producing fake school certificates to get enrolled into the Ghana Police Service would be nabbed and prosecuted.

Supt Cephas Arthur, the Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, said this while speaking on Nhyira FM.

He stated that certificates of all the applicants were being scrutinised and that anyone identified to have produced fictitious documents in order to get into the Police Service would be dealt with.

According to him, this year’s recruitment of personnel into the Police Service was being done in a professional and careful manner in order to avert troubles.

Supt Arthur announced that the police were also doing background checks to see if any of the applicants had criminal records.

The police chief said anyone the police administration would detect to have a criminal record would be disqualified straightaway.

He lamented over the situation where some policemen were apprehended for indulging in criminal activities in some parts of the country and said the police administration wanted to prevent criminals from getting the chance to enrol into the Police Service to dent the image of the police.

Supt Arthur appealed to the public to report any applicants who had criminal records to the police so that such people could be eliminated.

He noted that the police would soon invite the qualified applicants to write examinations and do medicals before going to the police training school.

FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi