The Ghana Police Service has commenced processes to recruit new officers into the service, six months to the crucial November 7 general elections.
A statement signed by Superintendent Cephas Arthur, Director of Public Affairs at the Police service, warned interested persons to be cautious of fraudsters.
“The Police Administration wishes to inform the general public, especially persons desirous of joining the Police Service, that all is set for the Police to commence recruitment into the Service for the year 2016,” the statement said.
The statement added that details of the recruitment processes would be published in the Ghanaian Times and Daily Graphic Newspapers on Monday.
“Enlisting into the Service will strictly follow the processes that will be spelt out in the advert. Members of the public are further advised to be wary of fraudsters who may offer to assist them join the Service, or those who may present themselves as middlemen contracted by the Police to recruit on its behalf.”
“The Police wishes to state categorically that no such middlemen or contractors have been engaged to sell forms or recruit on its behalf.”
The Police further noted that “forms will not be sold for this recruitment exercise” and also urged Ghanaians to report suspicious recruitment activities “to the nearest Police Station or the CID Headquarters.”
Police hit with unresolved recruitment scams
A number of recruitment scams have hit the Police service in recent times.
In one of the scams, some persons including a Director General of Human Resource and Administration at the Police Service, COP Patrick Timbillah were arrested.
COP Patrick Timbilla was subsequently interdicted whiles a committee was formed to investigate the matter.
Meanwhile, months after the investigations, the report is yet to be made public.