Inspector General of Police of the Ghana Police Service

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The Inspector General of Police (IGP) is the most senior Police Officer in Ghana. The IGP is appointed by the President of Ghana acting in consultation with the Council of State.[1] The IGP is the head of the Police service and is responsible for the operational control and the administration of the Police Service.[2]

The IGP is a member of the Police Council.[3] The first Ghanaian Police Commissioner, E. R. T. Madjitey was appointed to head the service on October 9, 1958.[4] The IGP is aided by two deputies as well as nine directors and a Chief Staff Officer.[5]

Inspectors General of Police of the Ghana Police Service[edit]

Heads of policing in the Gold Coast (1831 - 1893)[edit]

Commissioner of Police (1893 - 1966)[edit]

The head of the Gold Coast Constabulary was the Commissioner of Police.

Inspector General of Police (1966 onwards)[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ 1992 Ghana Constitution Article 202 clause 1
  2. ^ 1992 Ghana Constitution Article 202 clause 2
  3. ^ 1992 Ghana Constitution Article 201
  4. ^ "Brief Facts about the Ghana Police Service - History of the Service". Official website. Ghana Police Service. Retrieved 2007-04-11. 
  5. ^ "Organizational Chart". Official website. Ghana Police Service. Retrieved 2007-04-11. 
  6. ^ "New IGP Appointed". General News of Saturday, 16 May 2009. Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 2009-05-18. 
  7. ^ "President Mahama appoints acting IGP". General news. Ghana Home Page. 1 February 2013. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "Police Service gets new IGP". Joy Online. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "PHOTOS: Kudalor sworn in as IGP". Graphic Online. 19 February 2016. 
  10. ^ a b "John Kudalor finally retires as IGP (Photos)". citifmonline.com. 4 February 2017. 

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