Criminal Investigation Department – CID

Criminal Investigation Department - CID

The Gold Coast Police Force now called the Police Service was Formed in 1894 but the real police work started in the then Gold Coast, now the Republic of Ghana, in the year 1921. The Ghana Police Service is organized on National basis, with a unified command under the Inspector-General of Police (IGP). The IGP, subject to the direction of the Minister of Interior, is responsible for exercising general day-to-day supervision over the operation and administration of the service.

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service works in plain clothes. The personnel of this branch are employed as specialists in connection with various aspects of crime detection. The department is headed by Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Mrs Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo – Danquah with Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Mr. Francis Aboagye Nyarko as the deputy Director – General.

Mission Statement

To ensure a proactive and professional approach to the prevention and detection of crime, protection of life and property and the apprehension and prosecution of offenders.

Units under the CID include:

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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

  • “Police will remain on CAP 30 Pension Scheme” -Government

    The Minister for the Interior, Hon. Ambrose Dery has stated that the Government will not vary the Police Service’s pension scheme to the disadvantage of police officers. He said, “the President will not permit any change that will make security personnel suffer and that any such changes will not affect the Ghana Police Service”. Hon.

    April 18, 2019
  • IGP tours Ashanti Region

    The Inspector-General of Police. Mr. David Asante-Apeatu, accompanied by his Director-General Operations, COP/Mr. George Mensah, DCOP Mr. Kwasi Mensah Duku-Ashanti Regional Commander, DCOP Mr. Adu Anim- Deputy Ashanti Regional Commander, Chief Superintendent Mr. Francis Nchor, the Chief Staff Officer and others have toured the Ashanti Region on Thursday 11th April 2019, to interact with Police

    April 12, 2019
  • MISSING PERSON
    April 10, 2019

Our Fallen Heroes

Our Heroes

Constable Michael Kporyi

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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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