President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed COP Dr. George Akuffo Dampare as the Inspector General of Police (IGP) from Aug 1.
He takes over from James Oppong-Boanuh who was appointed IGP in October 2019.
A statement signed by Director of Communication at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, directed the current IGP to “embark on terminal leave with effect from August 1, pending his retirement from the Ghana Police Service on October 7.”
“Until a substantive IGP is appointed in accordance with the dictates of the Constitution, President Akufo-Addo has asked COP Dr. Dampare to serve as the Acting IGP with effect from August 1.”
COP George Dampare until his appointment was the Director General in charge of Administration at the Service.
Profile of COP Dr George Akuffo Dampare
COP Dr George Akuffo Dampare has been in the Ghana Police Service for close to 30 years.
He joined the service as a Constable and has risen to the highest rank of Commissioner of Police, becoming one of the youngest Police Officers to have attained this in recent years.
He has served in many leadership capacities in the Service including; Director General (Finance), Director General (Welfare), Director General (ICT), Commandant of the Police Command and Staff College, and Accra Region Police Commander. He is currently the Director General (Operations) of the Service.