Dampare appointed Acting IGP
President Akufo-Addo has appointed the Commissioner of Police (COP) George Akuffo Dampare (Ph.D.), to serve as the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) effective August 1, 2021, Rainbowradioonline.com.
Our sources from the top hierarchy of the Police have confirmed the news to us.
If he becomes the substantive IGP, he would be the youngest to have served the position at age 51.
From what we have gathered, he is one of the most loved Senior Police Officers in the Ghana Police Service.
More About Dampare
Fifty-One (51) year old COP Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, a staunch Christian, joined the Ghana Police Service 32 years ago as a constable with no secondary school background.
Surprisingly, he rose quickly in the ranks after completing various courses to become an ACCA chartered account.
He later completed IPS, now the University of Professional Studies, UPSA, and went on to obtain a Ph.D. in Finance in the revered King’s College in the UK.
He has served in many capacities in the service having previously occupied the positions of Director General, Finance and Administration, Director in charge of the National Patrols Unit, Director General ICT, Director General Operations, Director-General research and Planning, commandant of Police Command and Staff College, Accra Regional Police Commander, Director General welfare of the Ghana Police Service, and currently the Director-General in charge of Administration.
He is the youngest Commissioner of Police in the 4th republic, having attained that high rank at age 44.
He is married with six children.