This study was carried out to assess the training practices in the Ghana Police
Service at the National Police Training School, Accra and the Winneba Police
Command and Staff College, Winneba. It examines the curriculum, scope of
training and pedagogical practices employed by police trainers in Ghana, how
well the trainees apply their training to Police work, the challenges the training
academies face and feasible measures to address these challenges.
Methodologically, the study employed the mixed methods by using both
quantitative and qualitative approaches in getting the relevant data to satisfy
the purpose and objectives of the current study. Sampling methods used were
purposive and simple random sampling methods. In-depth interviews were
also conducted to elicit qualitative data. The study revealed that police
curriculum is categorized under Police Science, Legal Studies, Social Science,
Communication Skills and Information Technology and Basic Officer Skills.
In addition, it has been deduced that Senior High School Certificate holders
are mostly recruited as trainees in the Ghana Police Service with six (6)
months basic training with English Language as the medium of instruction.
Classroom instruction was the popular method of teaching. The study
concluded that the police apply their training to police work professionally by
being proactive in fighting crime. The study, however, found out that police
training academies in Ghana lack proper equipment, logistics and training
materials. In view of this, it is recommended that the government, in
collaboration with other stakeholders in the Police Service, must help to
provide good training facilities, infrastructure and funds to support quality
Ghana Police Service
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