The Director-General, Welfare, of the Ghana Police Service has urged new recruits to be professional and not use the security agency as a conduit to amassing unjustified wealth.
Speaking at a passing-out parade of 581 recruits comprising 327 females and 254 males at the Police Public Training School at Pwalugu, Upper East Region, COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah encouraged the recruits to serve with integrity.
“You have chosen a career which calls for selfless service to humanity, commitment and sacrifices”, she reminded them.
“Bear in mind that it is not a sanctuary to make unjustified wealth”, she cautioned.
“Therefore, desist from corrupt practices, which have the tendency to bring the image of the Service into disrepute”, she warned.
She told the recruits to “never forget the motto of the Service: ‘Service with Integrity’”.
“Avoid bad association and put on the cloth of patriotism, humility, courtesy, honesty, civility, and commitment to the career you have chosen”, she said.
“You will excel in every endeavour of your career when you consistently observe these professional”, she advised.
She added: “I wish to advise these Recruits that as you step into your professional career, bear in mind that you cannot succeed in your effort to protect lives and property without respecting members of the public”.
“Never allow your new status to get you carried away to engage in acts which will bring shame and dishonour to yourselves, family, the Police Service and Ghana as a whole”.
“You have been trained on the norms, traditions, values, and principles of democratic policing which thrives on the principles of responsiveness, effectiveness and accountability”.