10 senior police officers who could be the next IGP

10 senior police officers who could be the next IGP

The Inspector General of Police, David Asante Appeatu, is set to retire in August 2019, and there is already a heated race to determine who takes over after him.

In August 2017, he received an extension of two years, and therefore continued working as Ghana’s 28th IGP.

This is however set to change, as the officer to replace him is likely to be one of 10 senior police officers, who are eligible to be appointed.

A photo of 10 police officers

Source: Myjoyonline.com
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Per a report by Myjoyonline.com, the Inspector General of Police, David Asante Appeatu, is set to retire in August 2019, and there is already a heated race to determine who takes over from him.

In August 2017, he received an extension of two years, and therefore continued working as Ghana’s 28th IGP.

This is however set to change, as the officer to replace him is likely to be one of 10 senior police officers, who are eligible to be appointed.

1. COP Maxwell Sakipasgo Atingane is a commandant staff at the Command College-Winneba. He is set to retire in the year 2019.

2. COP Prosper Agblor is the Director-General in charge of Legal and Prosecution. He is however set to retire early 2020.

3. COP Beatrice Zakpaa Vib-Sanziri is the Director- General of the Police Intelligence and Professional Standards (PIPS) Bureau is set to retire in 2019. Vib-Sanziri, in 2016 became the fifth female Commissioner of Police in the history of the force. She is also a member of the Police Management Board (POMAB).

4. COP Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, at 48 years, is among the youngest Commissioners of Police and, according to seniority, ranks in the top half of the table of 11 Commissioners. He holds a Ph.D. in Finance and is the Director-General in charge of Welfare.

5. COP Christian Tetteh Yohuno is the Director-General at Motor Transport Traffic Department. He was promoted to COP in January 2016. He was the Accra Region Commander from 2013 until December 5, 2015, when he was appointed Director-General of Police Operations. Christian Tetteh Yohuno was in 2011 awarded a Grand Medal for his meritorious service in combating armed robbery and other criminal activities in the country. He is in his late 50’s.

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6. COP Kofi Boakye is the Director-General charge of Research and Planning. Kofi Boakye is known for his heroics in crime fighting, during his time as a police commander for Accra. He is also a former Ashanti Region Commander and was promoted to his current rank in June 2016.

7. COP Akuribah Yaagy is the Director-General of National Patrol. He was promoted to Commissioner of Police in August 2017. He has been Police Commander for Eastern region, and later Western region.

8. COP David Ampah-Bennin is the Director-General for Special Duties. The former Central Region police commander was moved to his current duties in March 2018. In 2014, he launched a book on the Christian understanding of death. He is also set to retire in 2019.

9. COP Ken Yeboah is Director-General in charge of administration. The former Ashanti Region Police Commander was promoted to his current rank in July 2017. He will retire in 2023.

10. COP Tiwaa Addo-Danquah is the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department. She turns 50 in August and retires in 2029. She is currently the Director-General, Criminal Investigations Department and was the first female Commandant of the Ghana Police Command and Staff College (GPCSC).

She was promoted to the rank of Commissioner of Police (COP) in April 2019. She was promoted to DCOP on November 1, 2017, and confirmed as CID boss on January 24, 2018, becoming the first female CID boss.

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