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Ghana Police Introduces New Community Policing Standards

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The Director General of the National Patrols Department of the Ghana Police Service, C.O.P Akuribah Yaagy has outlined the roles of the new concept of Community Policing Assistant in various electoral areas. 
C.O.P Akuribah Yaagy mentioned these roles in an address he gave at the Central Regional Police Headquarters on Thursday.
The concept of Community Policing Assistant is a partnership between the Ghana Police Service and the Youth Employment Agency, YEA. 
The project is to ensure that Community Policing Assistants, CPA’s are trained in communication and observation skills, have knowledge of basic police duties in order to enable them interact effectively and be accessible to members of their electoral areas.
In an interview with ATL FM News, C.O.P Akuribah Yaagy said the role of community policing assistants is very significant. He said it will ensure justice and peace by fighting and reducing crime in communities they will be found.
Speaking at the program, the deputy CEO of the Youth Employment Agency, Alhaji Ibrahim Bashiru, expressed gratitude to the Ghana Police Service for collaborating with the YEA to recruit more community policing assistants. 
He disclosed that about 15,000 people will be deployed by the first week of March, 2018. 
“Hopefully by first week of March 2018, all the 15,000 would have been trained  because the training is for three weeks and so after the three weeks they have approximately one week to prepare for deployment. On the first week of December, the YEA district directors together with the district commanders will meet the first batch who will be reporting officially. We will go through the process that has been outlined. We will go through the code of ethics, the joint one between the police service and the YEA”.
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