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  • News Release: IGP Directs Speedy Investigation Into Death of Two Policemen.

    News Release: IGP Directs Speedy Investigation Into Death of Two Policemen. Two Police Officers have been killed at Manso Nkwanta in the Ashanti Region and Akyem Swedru in the Eastern Region, respectively between 6:00 pm of Monday 19th August 2019 and 6:00 am of Tuesday 20th August 2019. The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr. James

    August 20, 2019
  • Ghc10,000.00 Reward Still Available for Information on Tamale Killers.

    Police confirm arrest of five persons of interest, in connection with the murder of late Police Woman Corporal, Agatha Nana Nabin, who was killed while on snap check duty at the Kumbugu road at Tamale on the night of 30th July 2019. Despite the arrest, Police encourage the public to continue to volunteer information leading

    August 2, 2019
  • 141 Police recruits pass out at Ho

    141 POLICE RECRUITS PASS OUT AT HO On 30th July, 2019, a colourful Passing out Parade was held at the Regional Police Training School, Ho for an all-male contingent of 141 General Police Recruits. The event started at 0930Hrs as scheduled and ended at 1100Hrs.  The General Police Recruits displayed various skills in both foot

    August 2, 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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