Ghanaian chartered accountant and police officer, COP Dr George Akuffo Dampare have finally been sworn in by the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo Addo as the substantive Inspector General of the Ghana Police Service.
The ceremony which was held on Friday, October 8, 2021, at the seat of government, the Jubilee House was attended by many including state officials, diplomats and senior police officers, other security personnel heads and many more.
COP Dr George Akuffo Dampare takes over from James Oppong-Boanuh who had been serving since October 2019.
COP Dr George Akuffo Dampare was on 21 July 2021 effective 1 August 2021 appointed as the Inspector General of Police of the Ghana Police Service by President Nana Akufo-Addo.
Dr Dampare in his acceptance speech said “Working with my colleagues in the Police service and outside it, and also getting the support and the backing of the population of the country we will be able to leave the Police service better than we came to meet it.
“So that at the end of the day if we leave the service and we are passing by and we see Police people doing an excellent job we will be proud and tell ourselves that yes we also contributed and as a result of that we are seeing a different Police service.”
Amongst his credentials; George Akuffo Dampare (PhD) was a Special Assistant to the Regional Commander, United Nations Mission in Bosnia Herzegovina, Municipal Police Commander, Cape Coast, ADC to the Vice President of Ghana, Accountant/Finance Officer, Ghana Police Service and the Head of Police and Narcotics Desk at the Ministry of Interior.
He has been credited for his lead role in the swift arrest of the alleged killer of former Abuakwa North MP, J.B. Danquah.