International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research (ISSN 2347-4289)

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International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research  
International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research

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ISSN 2347-4289

The Role Of Information Systems In Criminal Checks In Ghana Police Service

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Emmanuel Boachie, Yaw Obeng Asare



Keywords: Criminal background; Investigation; Police officers; Individual data; Police service



ABSTRAT: In recent development there has been great number of developments which reveal that some Police officers have been actively involved in a number of armed robberies in the country. There has been a report published on August 15/2013 from Ghana Myjoyonline.com, indicated that COP Prosper Agblor, Head of Criminal and Investigations Department of the Police Service berated the arrested officer for using his skills to harm society when it is meant to benefit it. He cautioned police officers to desist from such acts or face the full rigours of the law. Meanwhile, 108 officers have been dismissed from the Service between 2012 to June 2014, for various infractions. The management of the Service has also reduced the ranks of a 132 officers and 433 men and women are facing service enquiry. The study is to find out if criminal background is conducted on the new recruits before they are employed and if there is what method is being used, where the data about the individuals is gathered for the criminal background checks and which office under the Police service is responsible for the checking.



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