- CID boss Tiwaa Addo-Danquah has opened up on how she got the inspiration to become a policewoman
- The CID boss revealed in an interview that she had always wanted to be a cop because of one policewoman she saw when aged seven
The head of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah has revealed that it has always been her dream to become a police officer.
According to COP Addo-Danquah, at the tender age of seven, she was already dreaming of becoming a policewoman and it is not by accident that she currently is.
This dream, the CID boss disclosed, was inspired by the work of a police woman and the undercover work of two detectives when she was growing in her hometown of Asante Akyem Banka in the Ashanti region.
“This job did not come to me as an accident. I dreamt of becoming a police officer at the age of seven and this was because, as a child, whenever I was on my way to school, I saw a policewoman at a police rented quarters always looking smart for work. I admired her a lot and that gave me the interest to become a police officer.
“What convinced me even the more to become a cop was the work of two detectives at my hometown in [Asante Akyem Banka]. There was a murder in my hometown and nobody could trace the killers.
"However, two gentlemen, all of a sudden, appeared in our town as labourers looking for jobs. One was a drunk and the other spoke Hausa [language].
"After six months in the town, these two gentlemen, one day, were seen with a lot of policemen in a police vehicle arresting those believed to have committed the crime. It was then that we realised the two men were not drunks or labourers as they made us believe, but rather, undercover police officers.
"Their work inspired me and I swore to be a cop from there,” COP Addo-Danquah said in an interview on Atinka TV on Saturday, May 11,2019.
And it looks like the CID boss got the right inspiration as she has risen to the top top hierarchy of the police service at relatively younger age of 49.
Before her promotion as the CID boss, Mrs Addo-Danquah was the Deputy Director of the CID. She was made to act as the Director-General when the substantive post holder, COP Bright Oduro proceeded on leave prior to his retirement on 3 January 2018.
She was later confirmed as the substantive CID boss.
She was the Second in Command at the Police Intelligence and Professional Standards (PIPS) directorate at the time of her promotion as the second in command at the CID.
Currently, COP Addo-Danquah is being tipped to succeed the Inspector General of Police David Asante Appeatu when his tenure expires later in the year.
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