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  • Heartiest congratulations IGP Mr. Oppong-Boanuh!!!

    Congratulations to IGP Mr. James Oppong-Boanuh, on his appointment as substantive Inspector-General of Police, and extension of service for two years by the President of Ghana, in accordance with the Constitution. The Police Administration considers both the appointment and extension as confidence reposed in Mr. Oppong-Boanuh and endorsement of actions started by him to prevent

    October 9, 2019
  • The Gambia Familiarizes with Police Operations in Ghana.

    Heads of Security Sector Institutions (SSI) of The Gambia have paid study tour to the Ghana Police Service, to have firsthand information about the operations and administration of Policing in Ghana. The tour, which took place this afternoon involved a delegation led by The Gambian National Security Advisor to the President. It also included the

    October 8, 2019
  • Driver and Owner of Goods Attempted Bribery of Officers.

    The owner and driver of Kia Rhino truck with registration number GS 5491-13, attempted to bribe a Police Highway Patrol Team with an amount of over ⸿16,000.00 when Police found more than three sack-full of substances believed to be Indian hemp on the vehicle, on the Accra-Tema Motorway stretch today. The Patrol Team on its

    October 4, 2019

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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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