President Akufo-Addo has appointed the Director-General in charge of Administration of the Ghana Police Service COP Dr George Akuffo Dampare as new Inspector General of Police (IGP).
He takes over James Oppong-Boanuh who has been IGP since August 14, 2019. COP Dampare will officially take over as head of the Police Service on August 1, 2021.
Dr. George Akuffo Dampare is the youngest Acting Inspector–General of Police (IGP) to be appointed in the Fourth Republic and the eighth youngest since Ghana gained independence. Prior to this appointment, he was the most senior police officer after the just retired IGP.
Dr. Dampare joined the Ghana Police Service (GPS) as a Constable in December 1990 at age 20 and rose through the ranks to become Commissioner of Police (COP) 24 years later at age 44 in 2014, the rank he held until his appointment.