President Nana Akufo-Addo has appointed Commissioner of Police (COP) Dr George Akuffo Dampare as acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP).
Dr Dampare is the current Director-General in charge of Administration at the Ghana Police Service.
He replaces the current IGP James Oppong-Boanuh.
Biography of COP Dampare
Fifty-One (51) year old COP Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, a staunch Christian, joined the Ghana Police Service 29 years ago as a constable with no secondary school background.
Surprisingly, he rose quickly in the ranks after completing various courses to become an ACCA chartered account.
He later completed IPS, now the University of Professional Studies, UPSA, and went on to obtain a PHD in Finance in the revered Kings College in the UK.
He has served in many capacities in the service having previously occupied the positions of Director General, Finance and Administration, Director in charge of the National Patrols Unit, Director General ICT, Director General Operations, Director General research and Planning, commandant of Police Command and Staff college, Accra Regional Police Commander, and currently the Director General welfare of the Ghana Police Service.
Amongst his credentials; George Akuffo Dampare (PhD) was a Special Assistant to the Regional Commander, United Nations Mission in Bosnia Herzegovina, Municipal Police Commander, Cape Coast, ADC to the Vice President of Ghana, Accountant/Finance Officer, Ghana Police Service and the Head of Police and Narcotics Desk at the Ministry of Interior.
He has been credited for his lead role in the swift arrest of the alleged killer of former Abuakwa North MP, J.B. Danquah.
He is the youngest Commissioner of Police in the 4th republic having attained that high rank at age 44. Among the current number of eleven COPs, he places fourth in order of seniority.
He is married with six children.