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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 7, 2018
  • Societe Generale donates computers to support Ghana Police Transformation Agenda

    SOCIETE GENERALE DONATES COMPUTERS TO SUPPORT  GHANA POLICE TRANSFORMATION AGENDA Societe Generale Ghana has donated Twenty (20) Desktop computers to the Ghana Police Service at the National Police Headquarters on Tuesday, 4th September, 2018. The donation was delivered by the Managing Director of Societe Generale, Mr. Hakim Ouzzani and accompanied by other members of the

    September 5, 2018

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Our History

Professional policing was introduced by the British Colonial Authorities to the Gold Coast now the Republic of Ghana in 1821. Prior to that, policing or maintenance of law and order was organized by the traditional authorities such as the local headsmen and chiefs, who employed unpaid messengers to carry out the executive and judicial functions in their respective communities.

In 1894, the Institution of Police was formalized with the passing of the Police Ordinance which gave legal authority for the formation of a civil police force. In 1902 the force was split into General, Escort, Mines and Railway Police, which was legalized by the Police [Amendment] Ordinance of 1904. The Criminal Investigation Department [CID] was formed in 1921 with the finger print section fully operational in 1922. In 1948, the Police Reserves Unit was formed to combat riotous mobs, following the 1948 riots in the country.

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