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MEET THE NEW IGP, MR. DAVID ASANTE-APEATU

The new Ag. Inspector-General of Police, Mr. David Asante-Apeatu holds Executive MBA [EMBA] from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, which he obtained in 2013. Other academic laurels he has garnered include:

  1. Certificate in Criminal Justice Administration from University of Virginia, USA – 2002
  2. Certificate in General Management from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration – 1993
  3. Certificate in Police Duties from Ghana Police Academy, Accra – 1990
  4. MSc. [Chemistry] Degree from Kharkov State University, Kharkov – USSR – 1979 to 1985. 

Working Experience and Positions Held

Mr. David Asante-Apeatu has a vast working experience, ranging from duties in Ghana and those outside the shores of Ghana. From 2007 to 2010, the new Ag. IGP was posted on secondment to Interpol Headquarters, Lyon-France as Director/Specialized Crime and Analysis.

On his return from France Mr. Asante-Apeatu was appointed the Director-General Research, Planning and ICT at the Police Headquarters, Accra. Other positions held by the Ag. IGP include: 

  1. Director-General/Criminal Investigation Department, 2003 – 2007
  2. Operations Officer, CID – 2001 – 2003
  3. Government Analyst, Forensic Laboratory, Ghana Police Service, 1991 – 2001
  4. District Police Commander, Tumu, Upper West Region – 1990 – 1991
  5. Inspector of Factories, Shops and Offices, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare – 1985 – 1988

Since 2015 to date, Mr. David Asante-Apeatu has been a Part-time Lecturer in [a.] General Forensic Sciences and [b] Firearms and Ballistic Science at the Department of Forensic Sciences, Faculty of Bio-Chemistry, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. 

Courses and Seminars

The new Inspector-General of Police has undertaken a number of courses to enrich his personality as a professional Police officer. A few of these are:

  1. Project Planning and Management – Lyon, France – 2008
  2. Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy – Dubai, UAE – February – 2008
  3. Working More Efficiently with International Partners, Lyon, France – January 2008. 
  4. Swiss Emergency Field [SEF] Advanced Training in Chemical Weapons Spiez, Switzerland, May 2006
  5. Chemical Weapons Chief Instructor Training Program (CITPRO) – Spiez, Switzerland, April, 2005
  6. Federal Bureau of Investigations, National Academy Session 210 – FBINA, USA, 2002. 
  7. US Department of Treasury Basic Firearms/Explosives Identification and Border Control Training, Accra, October to November 2000

Acting IGP, Mr. David Asante-Apeatu has also been honoured with: 

  1. Certificate of Appreciation by the Compliance Office, Australian High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya
  2. United States Secret Service Certificate of Appreciation in Special Recognition of the effort and superior contributions to Law Enforcements Responsibilities in the United States Secret Service. 

Mr. Asante-Apeatu also belongs to a number of Professional Bodies, notable amongst them being.

  1. Federal Bureau Investigation Academy Association, Africa and Middle east, of which he is the President. 
  2. International Homicide Investigators Association [IHIA].
  3. Ghana Chemistry Society 

Lingual Competencies 

The new Police Chief, who can boast of a vast experience in policing has an added advantage of being a bilingual, as he can speak the following languages: 

  • English - Excellent 
  • Russian - Excellent 
  • French - Working Knowledge 
  • Ga - Fair Good, and
  • Twi - Mother Tongue

Mr. Asante-Apeatu’s hobbies are Reading and Listening to Jazz music.