The Police Administration has warned the public to beware of any false rumour claiming an ongoing recruitment exercise by the police service.
In a statement issued by the director of public affairs for the Police, Supt. Cephas Arthur, the police is asking the public to disregard any such reports.
“There is no Police recruitment going on presently; when it [Police] is ready to recruit it will cause announcement to be made in the media to inform the public, to enable interested persons avail themselves of the opportunity.”
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“The public are also advised to report people who would claim to be recruiting on behalf of the Police to the nearest Police Station or call Police emergency telephone numbers: MTN and Vodafone Shortcode 18555 or 191 on all Networks for assistance”, it added.
Read below the full POLICE RECRUITMENT statement
The Police Administration wishes to inform the general public that there is no Police recruitment going on presently. Therefore, the public are hereby advised to disregard rumours making the rounds that the Police are embarking on a recruitment exercise.
The Police Service wishes to state that, when it is ready to recruit it will cause announcement to be made in the media to inform the public, to enable interested persons avail themselves of the opportunity.
Furthermore, the Police Administration wishes to entreat individuals, parents and guardians to prospective candidates to avoid being lured into parting with huge sums of money ostensibly to purchase recruitment forms, as the Police may not sell forms the next time there is recruitment.
The public are also advised to report people who would claim to be recruiting on behalf of the Police to the nearest Police Station or call Police emergency telephone numbers: MTN and Vodafone Shortcode 18555 or 191 on all Networks for assistance.
Meanwhile, the Police Administration wishes to re-iterate that, there is not Police recruitment going on, and that when it is time for the exercise, there will be media announcement to that effect.
SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE
Credit: Ghana Police
The Ghana Police Service in June 2015 was hit with a recruitment scam. Over 500 people were given recruitment letters after allegedly paying between GH¢1,500 to GH¢2,500 and asked to report at the training depots.
The Police since arrested three men for their alleged involvement in the scam.
The Ghana Police service recorded a similar recruitment scam earlier in 2015 where over 100 men and women turned up at various Police training schools for enlistment into the service but it was later discovered that they had been duped.
Some officials of the Police Service were later implicated in the scam including the then Service Director-General in-charge of Human Resource, COP Patrick Timbilla.