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Ghana police are ready for 2020 election: 62,794 police personnel will be deployed.

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Ghana and many countries in Africa and beyond, many researchers in various research institutions including some police training institutions are less familiar with police training practices because of the scanty information available on this subject. This paper therefore aims at providing novice researchers with a starting point in becoming more informed when it comes to police training practices. This literature is shared with the aim of providing a basic understanding when it comes to police and their training practices in Ghana. This paper looked at areas like the history of policing, the concept of training, police training practices, philosophy informing police training programme, scope of training in the Ghana Police training academies, efficacy of training, role of policing in Ghana, training methods in the Ghana Police Service and the challenges facing police training academies. Methodologically, the National Police Training School, the Ghana Police Academy and the Winneba Police Command and Staff College were the focus of this paper by providing secondary data to furnish this paper. Also, based on observational evidence at the police training schools, researchers had enough literature to support scholarly evidence. It has been revealed from the review that the most effective teaching and learning method that is used by the police training academies is classroom instruction which is solely delivered in English Language as the medium of instruction [1]. It has also been deduced that lecture method had the largest impact on trainees learning. Also, it was observed that most of the trainees took within 6-8 months to complete their training programme. Finally, it was clear that lack of proper equipment/ logistics, lack of infrastructure, inadequate number of instructors, lack of motivation of 


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