First batch of Detective Training course 2019 opens


The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Monday, January 14, 2019, officially opened 8-weeks training of first batch of 2019 Detective Training for eighty – four (84) security personnel drawn from Ghana Police service, Military Police, Ghana Immigration service , Ghana Prisons Service, Economic and Organized Crime Office, Narcotics Control Board, Bureau of National Investigations at the Detective Training Academy, Tesano-Accra.

Participants would be taken through well developed courses such as Mobile Money Fraud, Cyber Crime, Money Laundering, Assets Recovery Management, Anti-human Trafficking, Financial Crime, Child-friendly Policing, Ethics & Integrity, Customer Care, Criminal Law, Law of Evidence and Criminal Procedure.

In his opening remarks, Deputy Director-General/CID, ACP/Mr. George Tweneboah who represented D-G/CID, DCOP/Mrs. Mame Yaa Tiwaa Addo -Danquah said the main objective of the course is to take participants through the rudiments of investigations in order to build their capacities with the relevant knowledge and skills in Criminal Investigations.

ACP/Mr. George Tweneboah made it known to participants that , the CID administration in 2018 successfully organized four (4) batches of Detective training courses in addition to three (3) DOVVSU courses adding that the training is to build the capacity of personnel for effective investigations that will enhance chances of winning convictions at the Law courts.

He said that the changing trend of crime calls for a comprehensive and integrated approach to crime investigations hence the need for CID to rise to the challenge by training and retraining of officers to help them acquire the relevant knowledge and skills to perform well in their various areas.

In his welcome address, the Commandant of Detective Training Academy (DTA), C/Supt/Mr.  Benjamin Affisah expressed appreciation to D-G/CID for her unflinching support to the Detective Training Academy.

C/Supt/Mr. Benjamin Affisah said with the directive of D-G/CID, a total number of seventeen (17) courses were ran in 2018 saying it  is a remarkable achievement in the history of DTA and commended her also for extending the duration of the training from seven weeks to eight weeks. He stated that as part of the praticals aspect of the course, participants would be visiting the Law courts, Prisons and the Mortuary so as to have a feel of real practice of investigation procedures and processes of such organizations. He entreated the participants to co-operate with the facilitators and members of staff and comport themselves during their stay in the academy.

In attendance were: Deputy Director General/CID, ACP/Mr. George Tweneboah, Director/Operations/CID, ACP/MR. Joseph Gyamera Oklu, Paymaster  NPTS, ACP/MR. Ernest Akrasi Mensah, Deputy Director/Supervision, C/Supt. Gifty Mawunyega Tehoda, Deputy Director/Education, C/SUPT/ Mr. Edward Opare Oppong, Commandant/DTA, C/Supt/Mr. Benjamin Affisah.



Public Affairs Unit –CID HQTRS