The Police administration has asked Ghanaians to disregard reports suggesting that the Service is embarking on a recruitment exercise.
A statement issued by the Police Service also entreated “individuals, parents and guardians of prospective candidates to avoid being lured into parting with sums of money ostensibly to purchase recruitment forms, as the Police have not “advertised for 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 short code 18555 or 191 on all Networks for assistance,” the statement added.A number of recruitment scams have been recorded at the Police Service, resulting in some cases the interdiction of police officers believed to be involved in the scandal.
The Police service was hit by a recruitment scam in June 2015, during which over 500 people were given recruitment letters after allegedly paying between GH¢1,500 to GH¢2,500, and were asked to report at the training depots.
The Police during its investigation, arrested three men for their alleged involvement in the scam including the Service’s Director-General in-charge of Human Resource, COP Patrick Timbilla.
The former Director General in-charge of Human Resource at the Ghana Police Service, COP Patrick Timbilla, was fired for his role in the scandal after two years of investigations.