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Accra Region


Accra Regional Police Command was established in 1952, as the law enforcement body responsible for policing the entire City.

Its regional headquarters is located at the Central Business District of Accra Metropolitan Area.

Since its establishment, the Regional Police Command have had 66 commanders and still counting, with the first being Chief Superintendent of  Police, Mr. C.H.K. Strike, who assumed the command in August, 1952. He was succeeded by Assistant Commissioner of Police ACP/Mr. D. G. Carruthers.

The Accra Regional Police Command is divided into divisions to provide a wide variety of public safety, law enforcement, traffic management, emergency response roles and public order management responsibilities within their respective jurisdictions in the Metropolis.

The Accra Regional Police Command currently has fourteen (14) divisions, forty-two (42) districts and one hundred and ten (110) local Police stations and posts.

In order to achieve its core mandate of ensuring the safety and peace of all people in the city, the Accra Regional Police Command has ten specialised units at both the command’s headquarters and other divisions which carry out day-to-day activities of the command. These include the Audit, Courts, Criminal Investigative Departments (CID), Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU), Finance, Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD), National Patrol Department (NPD), Operations, Public Affairs Unit (PAU) and Stores.

Currently, the Regional Command is headed by the Deputy Commissioner of Police  MR. FREDRICK ADU ANIM

  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

















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.


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.






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.


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.







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.


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.







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.



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.

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