Upper West Region

Latest News - Upper West Region

  • 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
  • Ghana Police 2018 in retrospect.

    Ghana Police 2018 in retrospect. 2017 Police Memorial Day. Honouring Our Fallen Heroes at the National Police Training School, Tesano-Accra https://www.facebook.com/GhPoliceService/videos/734789696716402/ Opening Ceremony of the 5th Africa Working Group Meeting on CyberCrime for Heads of Units ongoing at the Police Headquarters, Accra. https://www.facebook.com/GhPoliceService/videos/265067347696903/ Greater Manchester Police Cadet Visits Ghana Police Service https://www.facebook.com/…/pcb.9371210264…/937117966483573/… The President of

    January 9, 2019
  • Ghana Police 2018 in retrospect.

    Ghana Police 2018 in retrospect. Sod-Cutting ceremony of the security forces housing units, phase III for the Ghana Police Service at the National Police Training School, Accra. https://www.facebook.com/GhPoliceService/videos/2177873012483120/ IGP’s briefing on the Kwabenya Police shooting/jail break incident at the Police Headquarters, Accra. https://www.facebook.com/GhPoliceService/videos/753719338156771/ The Official Launch of the Police Transformation Programme. https://www.facebook.com/GhPoliceService/videos/759634484231923/ Workshop for Crime

    January 8, 2019
  • News Release – Re – Police Accused of ‘Covering Up’ Defilement case of a 14-year old Yemeni

    The attention of the Police Administration has been drawn to a news item on GhanaWeb dated 11th December, 2018 with the caption “Police Administration accused of ‘covering up’ defilement case of a 14 year old Yemeni”. Essential facts of the case are that, a case of defilement was made to Police at Madina. Subsequently a

    January 4, 2019

Upper West Region

The Upper West Regional Police Headquarters is located at Wa. The name of the current police commander is Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCOP/Mr. Franics Aboagye Nyarko, with Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP/Mr.Peter Ndekugri as the regional deputy commander.

Emergency Numbers: 0299204126, 0592022004 & 0277825382

There are about eleven (11) Districts and nine (9) Units within the Upper West Region handling specific responsibilities. The Units are as follows:

  1. Criminal Investigations Department (CID)
  2. Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU)
  3. Visibility Patrols Unit (VPU)
  4. Rapid Deployment Force (RDF)
  5. Highway Patrol Unit (HPU)
  6. Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)
  7. Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU)
  8. Court Unit
  9. Communications

The Region is made up of three [3] Divisions namely:

  1. Lawra Division
  2. Tumu Division
  3. Wa Division

Upper West Divisions

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