Police sources close to thenewsroomonline.com says COP Dr George Akuffo Dampare will on August 1 , 2021 be appointed as the Ghana’s Inspector General of Police (IGP) .Dr, Dampare takes over from James Oppong-Boanuh, a lawyer and police officer, who was appointed to head the security agency by President Akufo-Addo in October 2019.
COP George Dampare until his appointment was the Director General in charge of Administration at the Service. He’s been a service personnel for close to 30 years. He joined the service as a Constable and has risen to the highest rank of Commissioner of Police, becoming one of the youngest Police Officers to have attained this in recent years.
He has occupied many leadership roles in the Police Service including serving as the – Accra Region Police Commander, Director General (Finance), Director General (ICT), Commandant of the Police Command and Staff College, Director General (Welfare) and he is currently the Director General (Operations) of the Service.
COP Dr Akuffo Dampare became a chartered accountant at the age of 25 while serving as a Police Constable and currently holds a PhD in Finance. He has been an Adjunct Lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana.
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.