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An Assessment of Police Pre-Deployment Training: Ghana Study

The relevance of the KAIPTC Pre Deployment Training and its contribution to effective peace operations in Africa was assessed in this study. The study focused on Ghanaian police officers who were former participants of the PDT. Based on extensive field visits to nine out of the ten administrative regions of Ghana, the paper posits that the PDT is still relevant to peacekeeping operations mainly because it prepares personnel psychological and physically prior to their departure into any peacekeeping environment.