Last Updated on January 30, 2023 by Admin
A total of 17 Police and Prison Assistants in Obuasi have successfully undergone training and have been deployed to start work.
The trainees were made up of 12 males and 5 females.
The Municipal Chief Executive for Obuasi Elijah Adansi-Bonah who led the official ceremony to outdoor the trainees told them that they were selected from their respective communities to assist the police department and, as such, they should adhere to the protocols provided by their superiors.
The Honorable Elijah Adansi-Bonah stressed that their performance should not be influenced by their personal connections or background, but rather by their adherence to instruction and duty.
He also urged the officers to assist in identifying and eliminating criminal elements within their communities, even if they may be personally known to them. He emphasized that maintaining the safety and well-being of the community should be their primary objective.
The Honorable Elijah Adansi-Bonah affirmed that he is approachable and friendly but emphasized that he will prioritize those with good character and manners over those who exhibit disrespectful behavior. He also noted that their exemplary conduct and performance may earn them favor from higher-ranking police officials.
In conclusion, he congratulated the newly trained officers for their completion of training and urged them to maintain a respectful and disciplined demeanor in the execution of their duties.
The newly trained officers were greeted by ASP. Elizabeth Viney, who emphasized the importance of adhering to established protocols. She reminded them that as law enforcement officers, they are not above the law and must exercise discretion when making arrests. Specifically, officers were advised to only make arrests when a suspect is caught in the act, and to seek guidance from more experienced officers when there is uncertainty or lack of evidence.
ASP. Viney also acknowledged the financial challenges that officers may face, reminding them to inform the Youth Employment Agency of their allowance when it is delayed. She concluded by congratulating the officers on their successful completion of training and wished them well in their future endeavors as law enforcement officers.
A Prison officer ASP Emmanuel Okyere who spoke on behalf of his Commander Emmanuel Aidoo addressed the newly trained officers and emphasized the importance of discipline in the performance of their duties. He acknowledged that the work of a law enforcement officer requires a high level of discipline and encouraged the officers to maintain this standard in all aspects of their work.
ASP Okyere also congratulated the officers on their successful completion of training, recognizing the dedication and hard work required to reach this milestone. He expressed confidence in the officers, advised them to be discipline at work.
Mrs. Cynthia Awuni of the Youth Employment Agency expressed her sincere gratitude to all members in attendance for their contributions towards the success of the Agency.