Accra Region

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  • UNFPA/DOVVSU CLOSES A 5-DAY TRAINING PROGRAMME ON SGBV/DV

    UNFPA/DOVVSU CLOSES A 5-DAY TRAINING PROGRAMME ON SGBV/DV The Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana police service with support from the Unit ed Nations Population Fund, UNFPO brought to close a 5-day capacity training programme for thirty-two (32) Domestic violence and Victims support Unit, DOVVSU coordinators nationwide at the Detective Training Academy, Tesano, Accra on

    September 20, 2018
  • GHANA POLICE SERVICE RECEIVES EMERGING IMPROVEMENT IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY CHAIN AWARD

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    September 14, 2018
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    August 29, 2018
  • CID fetes National Service Personnel

    CID FETES NATIONAL SERVICE PERSONNEL The Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service held a get-together and presentation of certificates for sixteen (16) National Service personnel at the Police Headquarters Cafeteria Conference Room. The 2017/2018 National Service personnel who were posted to the various units of the CID head quarters have successfully brought their

    August 29, 2018

Accra Region

The Greater Accra Regional Police was first commanded by C/Supt. C. H. K. Strike from 29th August, 1952 and the current Regional Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police,DCOP/Mr.  George Alex Mensah,  with DCOP/Mr.Godfred Owusu-Boateng as the deputy regional Commander.

There are about nine (9) Units within the Greater Accra Region handling specific responsibilities, fourteen (14) Divisions, forty-two (42) Districts and one hundred and ten (110) Stations and Posts.

  1. Criminal Investigations Department (CID)
  2. Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU)
  3. National Patrol Department (NPD)
  4. Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)
  5. Court Unit
  6. Communications
  7. Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD)
  8. Finance
  9. Public Affairs Directorate

The Region is made up of fourteen [14] Divisions namely:

  1. Amasaman Division
  2. Kpeshie Division
  3. Airport Division
  4. Cantonment Division
  5. Odorkor Division
  6. Adenta Division
  7. Kaneshie Division
  8. Baatsona Division
  9. Nima Division
  10. Dansoman Division
  11. Madina Division
  12. Tesano Division
  13. New Weija Division
  14. Ministries Division

It has a total manpower of 3,773 made up of about males 2,644 and about 1129 females

  1. GEORGE ALEX MENSAH

DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF POLICE

REGIONAL POLICE COMMANDER – ACCRA.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

As a regional commander, DCOP/Mr. George Alex Mensah administers the entire command in accordance with police regulations and orders. He directs and superintends over all police duties, operations, the prevention and detection of crime within Accra.

BRIEF PROFILE

DCOP/MR. GEORGE ALEX MENSAH is a dedicated law enforcement officer, with over 28 years of experience in Policing and Security. He joined the Ghana Police Service as a Chief Inspector with a First-Degree Honors in Sociology and Geography from the University of Ghana, Legon.

He rose through the ranks to his present rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP). His present position as a Regional Commander has come through deeds of hard work after serving in challenging positions both locally and internationally.

 

Aside his profession as a Police Officer, DCOP/Mr. George Alex Mensah is a lawyer. He is a chartered accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG). He holds MBA in Human Resource Management from the University of Ghana Business School. Positions held in his police career include Deputy Director-General (Police Welfare), Commandant (Police Academy), Regional Commander (Eastern Region), Director of Operation at the CID- Headquarters, Divisional Commander Manhyia – Kumasi and Konongo – Ashanti Region among others. He also lectures at the Ghana Police Academy.

DEPUTY COMMISIONER OF POLICE

  1. OWUSU – BOATENG GODFRED

DEPUTY REGIONAL COMMANDER, A/R.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. OWUSU – BOATENG GODFRED deputizes the Regional Commander directly assist in the administration of the command including any other duty that he is charged with.

 

 

BRIEF PROFILE

DCOP/ MR. OWUSU–BOATENG GODFRED joined the Ghana Police Service (Audit Department) in the year 1992 as a direct entry with B.A(HONS) and C.A (Intermediate) from the University of Cape Coast (UCC).

He served as the Internal Auditor for Ashanti Mampong Division and National Police Training School (NPTS). In 2004 he was made the Chief Internal Auditor for the Ghana Police Service a position he occupied until 2014.

From 2014, he performed General Duties during which he was a Divisional Commander for Ashanti Mampong and Kpeshie Divisions until he was transferred to his present position as the Deputy Regional Commander, Accra.

He holds B.A (HONS) Dip. Ed, EMBA (Finance) and is a Qualified Accountant holder from the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG).

  

MISS LYDIA YAAKO DONKOR

ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF POLICE

DIRECTOR, LEGAL AND PROSECUTION /ACCRA REGION

RESPONSIBILITIES

As the Director, Legal and Prosecutions, she offers legal advice to all Officers and men in the Region. With respect to prosecution, she ensures that all dockets submitted for prosecution at the District and Circuit Courts are properly prepared; and it is also her duty to ensure that all Police Prosecutors perform their duties diligently in the dispensation of Justice.

BRIEF PROFILE

ACP/LYDIA YAAKO DONKOR is a law enforcement officer with over 15 years of experience in Policing. She joined the Ghana Police Service as a Lawyer and with the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP). She holds a Master of Laws (LLM) from University of Leeds and Barrister-at-Law from the Ghana School of Law among other professional Honors. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Political Science, from the University of Ghana, Legon.

ACP/Lydia Yaako Donkor rose through the ranks to Assistant Commissioner of Police. Her present position as the Regional Director, Legal and Prosecution was attained through hard work after serving in both local and international capacities.

Her outstanding performance in her policing career has equipped her with contemporary knowledge and experience to head several command positions in the service. Some positions held include District and Divisional Commander (Tesano, Accra), Director, Legal and Prosecution (Tema Region) and The Executive Officer to the UNPOL Commissioner, Liberia to mention but a few.

  1. SOLOMON ABONINGA AYAWINE

CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE

REGIONAL CRIME OFFICER/ACCRA REGION

RESPONSIBILITIES

CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT MR. SOLOMON ABONINGA AYAWINE supervises all criminal cases under investigations within the region. He gathers intelligence, compiles and build data on crime statistics, nature and trend in the region.

 

BRIEF PROFILE

Chief Superintendent Mr. Ayawine began his policing career in general duties and climbed through the ranks to his current rank by deed of hard work. He garnered diversified policing experience through his career journey as he worked as a Detective, CID Station Officer, Staff Officer and Administrator of the CID Headquarters among others. Mr. Ayawine headed the Property Fraud Unit, Anti Human Trafficking Unit and also deputized the Regional Crime Officer before this present office.

As a brilliant Police Officer, he distinguished himself and won awards including the Best Cadet award and the Best Graduating Student of the 5th Senior Command Course of Ghana Police Command and Staff College (GPCSC) in 2004 and 2017 respectively.

Chief Superintendent Mr. Ayawine has undertaken numerous policing courses in addition to his academic credentials and has Bachelor of Science Degree in Administration from the University of Ghana, Legon and MBA in Project Management from GIMPA.

 

MRS. EFFIA TENGE

DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE

HEAD-PUBLIC AFFAIRS UNIT/ACCRA REGION

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

DSP/MRS.  EFFIA TENGE heads the Public Affairs Unit of the command. She is responsible for managing police-media communications, establishing and maintaining goodwill between the police and its public, including all PR activities within Accra.

BRIEF PROFILE

DSP/Mrs.  Effia Tenge has over a decade experience in public relations with the Ghana Police Service.  As part of her academic laurels, DSP Effia Tenge holds a Master of Arts degree in Public Relations (Ghana Institute of Journalism, Accra), B.A (Hons) in Business Administration (Methodist University College, Accra) and a Diploma in Communication Studies (Ghana Institute of Journalism).

Her passion for work especially in the area of security motivated her to study and acquire an M.A in Conflict, Peace and Security from the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center (KAIPTC), Accra.

Until her current assignment, she headed the Media Monitoring Desk (National Police Headquarters) where she supervised and analyzed media contents on police reportage.

 

WILLIAM ASARE

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE

STAFF OFFICER, ACCRA REGION

 

RESPONSIBLITIES

As a staff officer, ASP/Mr. William Asare oversees, supervises and manages administrative functions of the command. To run the command effectively and efficiently, he coordinates all administrative procedures and systems among the 14 Divisions as well as the 42 Districts and units within the command.

He allocates responsibilities and sees to the efficient deployment of resources on the instruction of the regional commander. Additionally, he also assesses staff performance and provides coaching and guidance to personnel for maximum output.

 

BRIEF PROFILE

ASP/Mr. William Asare was recruited into the Ghana Police Service on 16th April, 1996 as a General Constable Class II and rose through the ranks to his present rank as an Assistant Superintendent of Police.

As part of his career development progression, he became an FPU Commander in 2015/2016 where he had the opportunity to attend FPU Commanders’ Course in Vicenza, Italy. He has both local and international Policing experience.

He led a number of operational duties including Bimbila chieftaincy disputes and the tribal conflict in Bunkpurugu. He also served in the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Darfur, Sudan from 2011 to 2013.

He holds Bachelor of Education in Psychology from the University of Cape coast.

DCOP George Alex MensahRegional Commander

DCOP/Mr Godfred Owusu-Boateng

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  • UNFPA/DOVVSU CLOSES A 5-DAY TRAINING PROGRAMME ON SGBV/DV

    UNFPA/DOVVSU CLOSES A 5-DAY TRAINING PROGRAMME ON SGBV/DV The Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana police service with support from the Unit ed Nations Population Fund, UNFPO brought to close a 5-day capacity training programme for thirty-two (32) Domestic violence and Victims support Unit, DOVVSU coordinators nationwide at the Detective Training Academy, Tesano, Accra on

    September 20, 2018
  • GHANA POLICE SERVICE RECEIVES EMERGING IMPROVEMENT IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY CHAIN AWARD

    GHANA POLICE SERVICE RECEIVES EMERGING IMPROVEMENT IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY CHAIN AWARD The Ghana Police Service has won the ultimate award in Emerging Improvement in Public Procurement and Supply Chain for the year 2018 during the first ever Ghana Procurement and Supply Chain Awards organized by Instinct Wave Limited in partnership with Public Procurement

    September 14, 2018
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    September 5, 2018

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It’s not always easy or “convenient” being a police officer, but it is a noble calling. And the Ghana is fortunate that the members of our police service are all honourable men and women, dedicated to serving and protecting the citizens of our community. They sacrifice of their time, their talents….and sometimes their very own lives.
On this page we honour several brave and dedicated men from the Ghana Police Service: men and women who – in dangerous situations – were reaching out to help those in need of their services and ultimately paid the ultimate sacrifice. It is with great honor that we dedicate this section to them – to let their families know that who they were, and what they stood for, remains steadfast in our hearts and our minds. We are proud to call them our brothers and sisters. We will be forever thankful that they chose to serve their country.

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