Accra, March 5, 2018: The optimisation of the skills of Police Middle Management Officers has become crucial given the dynamic trends in the security architecture in the West African sub-region and the continent as a whole. Police Middle Management focuses on the management of challenges whether personal, organisational or operational within a multi-dimensional theatre of Peace Support Operations.
This year, the Police Middle Management Course (PMMC) has adopted an innovative approach for the training. Participants shall constitute themselves into five syndicates with each representing two departments and three units at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) namely: Training, Faculty of Academic Affairs and Research (FAAR), Corporate Affairs, Hospitality and Human Resource. Participants will apply knowledge from the modules taught daily to understudy their assigned department. Participants shall model and submit a ten-minute power point presentation of their own models of these departments and units.
The expectation is that, upon completion of this course, participants should be able to develop and deepen their practical knowledge of the dynamics of management, and be better able to function effectively by virtue of replicating managerial experiences as part of their training.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the course, the Commandant of KAIPTC, Air Vice Marshall Griffiths Evans, in his opening address revealed, that the ECOWAS has taken prudent steps to deepen human security in member states. “In the year 2008, ECOWAS adopted the ECOWAS Conflict Prevention Framework (ECPF), with an objective of strengthening the Human Security Architecture in West Africa…ECOWAS further requested training and equipping of multi-purpose composite standby units made up of the Military, Police and Civilian component” he said.
Amina Usman Kaltungo, a course participant from Nigeria shared her expectations for the course; “I’m hoping that my knowledge, operational and leadership skills would be greatly improved upon, when I successfully complete this training programme”.
She further expressed her expectation to receive tutoring on managing stress in conflict areas across the West-African Sub-Region, and the continent as a whole.
The PMMC course aims at providing capacity training in the quest to bridge the gaps in skills acquisition. The two weeks course, which focuses on the standards required to harmonize policing practices and procedures, is organized by KAIPTC with support from the German Government.