The position of the Inspector General of Police happens to be the highest position in the Ghana Police Service.
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The president always has the power to appoint a senior police officer to occupy the position of the Ghana Police Service.
YEN.com.gh has however compiled all three IGPs appointed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo .
1. David Asante-Apeatu
David Asante-Apeatu is a Ghanaian forensic specialist and police officer who was appointed by President Akufo-Addo in February 2017 as the Inspector General of Police of the Ghana Police Service.
He is the 28th person to hold the position and the 22nd Ghanaian.
On 22nd July 2019, he was relieved of his duties as the Inspector General of Police by President Akufo-Addo.
He was appointed as the Inspector General of Police (IGP) of the Ghana Police Service by President Nana Akufo-Addo in October 2019.
Prior to being appointed as IGP, Oppong-Boanuh served in different command and staff positions including Aide-de-camp to the IGP, Chief Staff Officer to the IGP; Director-General of Welfare, Director-General of Human Resources; Regional Commander, Director-General of Legal and Prosecutions, Director-General of Administration and Deputy IGP.
He will be ending his term as the IGP on July 31, 2021.
3. George Akuffo Dampare
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed George Akuffo Dampare as the new Inspector General of Police (IGP).
Prior to his new appointment, he was a Commissioner of Police (COP).
He will be taking over from the outgoing IGP, James Oppong-Boanuh from August 1, 2021.
In other news
Thirty-four suspects are in the custody of the Upper East Regional Police Command in a dawn swoop in the Zebilla and Tilli forest areas.
This is as part of measures to deal with the increasing incidence of armed robberies and other security threats on the Bolgatanga-Bawku highway.
According to a report filed by Graphic.com.gh, two out of the 34 suspects, have been identified as part of a gang of five suspected robbers who are on the police wanted list.
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