Ghana police service ranks, symbols, recruitment 2020

Ghana police service ranks, symbols, recruitment 2020

The Ghana Police Service (GPS) is among the numerous public sector organizations. Its service is under control of the Ghanaian Interior Ministry. Besides, they are highly principled and give an effort to providing valuable services.

Ghana police service ranks

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Ghana Police Service is the primary law enforcement agency for the country. It protects and preserves the internal security of Ghana, ensuring that citizens remain at peace. Also, it is an essential stakeholder for ARAP’s anti-corruption efforts in Ghana. GPS focuses on crime prevention, detection, and even the prosecution of offenders.

History of Ghana police service

The British Colonial Authorities introduced Professional Policing to the ‘Gold Coast’ currently the Republic of Ghana. The body of police formalized in 1894 with the passing of the police ordinance. It gave legal authority to form a local police force now the Ghana Police Service.

In 1902 the civil police force was separated into three major parts: Escort, General, Mines Police, and Railways; it was legalized in 1904 by the police (Amendment) ordinance. In 1916, the Marine police were born but later replaced by Preventive Service and Customs excise in 1942.

The Criminal Investigation Department started in 1921, and the fingerprint section operated entirely in 1922. In the year 1948, after there were major riots in the nation, the Police Reserves Unit was born to work on the riotous mobs.

Governor of the Gold Coast, Sir Charles Noble Arden Clark, formed the wireless and Communications Unit in June 1950. A huge group of Africans were listed into the Police Force as junior officers in 1952. Whereby, the women section of the service came up, to be ruling for Juvenile offenses and crimes committed by women. In 1958, Mr. E. R. T. Madjitey, received the appointment as the first Ghanaian Police Commissioner.

Vision of Ghana police service

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GPS vision

The key vision of Ghana police service is to be an exceptional Police Service with the capacity of giving democratic, peaceful and also planned services up to standards of globally best practices.

Ghana police service ranks

Every organized movement has levels to ensure things run smoothly. So any personnel serving in the police service is allotted to a particular section and have a position. These ranks are divided into 2, which are the superior and subordinate officer. Here is a list of the ranks in Ghana police service beginning from the topmost level.

  1. Superior officers
  2. Inspector General of police
  3. Deputy inspector general
  4. Commissioner
  5. Deputy Commissioner
  6. Assistant commissioner
  7. Chief Superintendent
  8. Superintendent
  9. Deputy Superintendent
  10. Assistant superintendent
  11. Subordinate police officers
  12. Chief inspector
  13. Sergeant
  14. Corporal
  15. Lance corporal
  16. Constable
  17. Ghana police service symbols

For the Ghana Police Service, every rank has a different logo. These symbols are essential not only for official Ghana police identification but also for a sign of a specific position. Below are positions symbols in the Ghana Police Department:

  1. Superior officers
  2. Inspector General of police
  3. Deputy inspector general
  4. Commissioner
  5. Deputy Commissioner
  6. Assistant commissioner
  7. Chief Superintendent
  8. Superintendent
  9. Deputy Superintendent
  10. Assistant superintendent
  11. Subordinate police officers
  12. Chief inspector
  13. Sergeant
  14. Corporal
  15. Lance corporal
  16. Constable

How to apply for Ghana police service 2020

For the Ghana Police Service recruitment 2020 application, the interested persons will log in to the official website, police.gov.gh, and submit their request. Applicants must meet the following criteria for him or her to be eligible:

  • Applicants must be Ghanaian by birth
  • Must be Ghanaian over 18 years and less than 25 years by April 1, 2020,
  • Height [173cm or 5.8ft male and 165cm or 5.4ft female]
  • Well conversant with the English language; both written and spoken.
  • Be knowledgeable in basic computer application
  • Educational qualification as advised by the Appointment, and Promotion Advisory Board, of the Ghana Police Service
  • Applicant must have clean records from the Criminal Records Department
  • Must meet the standards of Ghana police service medical examination
  • Must be of good character
  • Should own a valid phone number and an active e-mail account
  • Should enroll for the basic Police training and conform to other forms of training

Ghana police service training school

Ghana Police College established in 1959 in Tesano, Accra, and before its establishment, all senior officers trained in the United Kingdom. It ensures the trainees acquire the professional skills necessary to discharge their duties in full conformity. After the training, trainees can perform their roles with minimum or no supervision. Below is the Ghana Police Service Training School address:

  • College Name: National Police Academy & Training School
  • Address: Police Depot Tesano Accra
  • Location: Accra
  • Country: Ghana
  • Telephone Number: 030 2228744

Ghana police service headquarters

Ghana police service address

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The GPS headquarters are in the capital city of Ghana, Accra. The head of the offices is the inspector general. In the event of emergencies, call 18555 (Vodafone/MTN Toll-free) or 191 (Toll-free for all Networks). Listed below are the GPS main service address:

Ghana Police service,

P.O. Box 116,

Accra.

Ghana police service contact numbers

+233 302 773906

+233 302 787373

Email: hq.pro@police.gov.gh

Website: police.gov.gh

Thanks to Ghana Police Service for such efforts seeks to strengthen international integrity and accountability. The service stays true and focused to their motto ‘service with integrity’. It’s also a crucial actor in Ghana’s anti-corruption chain and one of the leading investigating and prosecuting agencies.

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