The Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police Service, CID in collaboration with Capecoast University has begun exploring other methods of tackling crime in Ghana.
At a closing ceremony of three weeks Crime Scene Management and Investigation Training, the Director General of the CID expressed confidence in sixty trained officers who were drawn from CID of the Ghana Police, the Military Police and the Economic and Organized Crime Office, EOCO. According to her, judging from the knowledge imparted into the partakers of the training, she is confident that they are leaving the training ground poised to tackle all the crime Scene needs in their various regions.
COP Tiwa urged participants to put to good use what they learned from the course.
The Vice-chancellor of the University of Cape Coast in Ghana, Professor Joseph Ghartey Ampiah speaking at the event revealed that, as tasked by the Academic Board of the University to extend its training programmes to personnel of the security agencies across the country, the objective has been achieved.
He said the Department of the Forensic Sciences has worked very hard within the past three years to arrive at this stage of providing professional training in Scene Management and Investigation to the Police. The Professor has therefore assured that his outfit (University of Cape Coast) remains ready to provide technical assistance to train professionals in the police service. “When scientific investigations have become the order of the day, we cannot afford to continuously rely on unscientific methods of criminal investigation”, He argued.
He further posits that Forensic Science has shifted the paradigm in Justice with the emergence of on daily basis constant streams of new technologies and scientific developments, new forensic applications. “It is now possible to find trace evidence that would have been invisible, even experts, new, a few years ago”. He added.
As part of the reason for taking up the challenge as an educational body to join hands with Ghana Police Service is the quest of the university to join hands with Security agencies to increase professionalism. The programme, one of its kinds, according to the Vice Chancellor is not ending with the maiden training of the Police. Instead,