The primary functions of the Service are those stipulated in Section 1 of the Police Service Act, 1970 (Act 350). It states among others that: “It shall be the duties of the Police Service to prevent and detect crime, to apprehend offenders and to maintain public order and safety of persons and properties”.

Service to the Public

Apart from the normal Police duties, the Police render other important services to the public. Some of these are:

  • Performing Motor Traffic duties to ensure safety on our roads.
  • Vetting and issuance of Police Criminal check certificates.
  • Assisting and helping the female gender to deal with traumatic and psychological problems as a result of sexual abuse (usually against minors). WAJU deals with this.

Contributions to the States

The Police Service renders an invaluable contribution to the state on daily basis, through the expeditious performance of its mandatory functions; providing security and ensuring the maintenance of law and order for a peaceful national elections and subsequent transition of government was an immediate past major contribution worth mentioning.

Apart from this, there are ongoing joint operations with the Military to clamp down on the increasing rate of armed robbery that seems to have engulfed the major cities in the country. The fact that this has yielded tremendous success cannot be over emphasized. The normal day and night patrols in residential areas continued in a bid to deter criminals. A number of arrests and subsequent prosecutions were made, all to ensure the necessary internal peace and tranquility needed for the success of the Government’s economic revitalization exercise.

Potential for Private Investors

On the advice of the Police administration, government has allowed the participation of the private sector in the provision of internal security. As a result there are, presently, a number of private security organizations performing guard duties in various companies (i.e. banks, offices, foreign missions, recreational facilities, etc.).

These companies operate under the supervision and directive of the Police Administrations. Registration and licensing to operate are issued after intensive training in security operations. To monitor and evaluate their performance, there are regular schedule meetings between the Police Administration and the management of these private security organizations.

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President Akufo Addo names New IGP


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Domestic Violence & Victim Support Unit [DOVVSU]


The Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit [DOVVSU] of the Ghana Police Service is a one-stop centre of services for victims of abuse and others.

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Latest News

  • Eastern Region Gets a Drug Law Enforcement Unit

    A Drug Law Enforcement Unit (DLEU) has been set up in the Eastern Regional Police Command to support law enforcement in drug countering, trafficking and organized crime in the region. Unveiling the plague on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police, COP Mr. Prosper Agblor, the Director-General Welfare, entreated the public to volunteer information on drug

    July 20, 2018

    RE-OPERATIONALISATION OF THE GHANA POLICE MOTORBIKE PATROL UNIT (MBPU) Today, Wednesday July 18, 2018 at the Police Headquarters, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. David Asante-Apeatu integrated armed motorbike patrols into the operations of the Ghana Police Service, following successful piloting since April this year. Effectively, a Motorbike Patrol Unit has been set up under

    July 18, 2018

    FAKE DOCTOR BUSTED FOR FRAUD  A 31-year-old Daniel Okyere, who posed as a medical doctor to defraud his victim of an amount of Eighteen Thousand, Nine Hundred and Sixty-One Ghana Cedis (GH₵ 18,961.00), has been arrested by the Dansoman Police. According to the victim, she met the suspect in June 2018, at the Kotoka International

    July 18, 2018

Our Fallen Heroes

Our Heroes

Constable Michael Kporyi

Our Heroes

Lance Corporal Robert Ackah

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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