George Akuffo Dampare (Dr) is the current IGP of the Ghana Police Service in the second term of the Nana Akufo-Addo led NPP government after he was appointed by the President on July 21, 2021.
George Akuffo Dampare (Dr) who was born in 1970 had his education at King’s College in London and finally moved into the Ghana Police Academy where he trained as a police officer.
Dr. George Akuffo Dampare is married and is a proud father of 6 children who are doing well for themselves with support from their parents and family.
As a police officer, he joined the Ghana Police Service in 1990 at an age of 20, as a Police Constable was adjudged the overall Best Recruit at the National Police Training School winning all awards except the award for the Best Marksmanbecoming the youngest officer to be enlisted into the force at the time.
At the time of becoming the IGP of the Ghana Police Service, Dr. Dampare served in different command positions of the service including Aide-de-camp to the Vice President, Director General (Finance), Director General (Welfare), Director General (ICT), Commandant of the Police Command and Staff College, Accra Regional Police Commander and Director General (Operations).
What Does IGP Mean In The Ghana Police Service?
According to the ranks of the Ghana Police Service, IGP mean Inspector General of Police. The rank of IGP is the highest rank to be attained by an officer of the force and it is attained based on appointment by the sitting President of the country or anyone acting in that capacity.
Dr. George Akuffo Dampare took over from James Oppong-Boanuh who served in the capacity of IGP from 2019 to 2021 when he went on retirement.