Another Police Reshuffle

Ghana Police Service has again seen a major reshuffle of personnel in strategic positions nationwide.

In all, 18 reassignments were made, according to our sources.

And among the notable changes, Commissioner of Police (COP) Ken Yeboah, Ashanti Regional Commander, is now Director-General, Technical.

He has been replaced by Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Kwesi Mensah Duku, who used to head the Western Region Police Commander.

DCOP Vincent Dedjoe has been moved from the Upper East Regional Command to head Western Regional Command; DCOP Patrick Adusei Sarpong has been moved as the Northern Regional Commander to become Head of Legal at the National Police Headquarters.

Others are; DCOP Timothy Yosa Bonga, the former Director at Police Intelligence and Professional Standards (PIPS), who will now head the Northern Regional Command; DCOP Osei Kweku Ampofo Duku, will now head the Upper East Regional Command, and DCOP Edward Tabiri from Director General Legal Services, will now be the Director General Private Security Services.

The shake-up was the second time in the police service since the surge in robbery cases in the country captured the public’s attention in March 2018.

In the previous re-shuffle, there were 11 reassignments with Dr George Akuffo Dampare, the then Director-General of Police Operations moved to head the Police Research and Planning Department.

The former Eastern Regional Police Commander, DCOP Simon Afeku, replaced him.
Central Regional Commander, Rev David Nenyi Ampah-Benin, was also made the Director-General of Police Special Duties.

This new shakeup was the third major operational change announced by the police since the Inspector General of Police (IGP), David-Asante Appeatu, was appointed in 2017.

 

Story: Kofi OWUSU TAWIAH

Writer’s email: kofi.tawiah@todaygh.com

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