More than 56,000 people with various professions have so far applied for recruitment into the Ghana Police Service.
Out of the number, 16,000 applicants comprising drivers, communicators, bandsmen, tailors, seamstresses and ICT technicians have been shortlisted.
Of those shortlisted, only 4,000 will finally be given the chance to serve in the service.
When the Daily Graphic visited the Police Depot at Tesano in Accra wednesday, over 6,000 people holding their certificates in hand had queued to go through part of the recruitment procedures.
The acting Director of Police Public Affairs, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Cephas Arthur, said only the best and the most qualified applicants would be recruited into the service.
He said the police intended to exhibit professional standards at all times in order to win the confidence and trust of the people and would, therefore, ensure that the new recruits had all the necessary qualifications needed to serve to further advance the course of the service.
He said since 2012 was an election year, the police would need a lot of drivers and communicators in all the regions of the country to ensure free, fair and transparent elections.
DSP Arthur said the administration had to divide the country into three zones namely Ashanti, Eastern and Accra to serve the whole country and to give all those shortlisted a chance to prove themselves.
Source Graphic Ghana