Who is IGP Dr George Akuffo Dampare of Ghana?
Dr George Akuffo Dampare is a Ghanaian Chartered Accountant, Adjunct Lecturer, and the current Inspector–General of Police (IGP) of Ghana.
COP Dr Dampare is currently the youngest Inspector-General of Police (IGP) appointed in the Fourth Republic, and the eighth youngest since Ghana gained independence in 1957.
The hardworking 51-year-old police officer, who has endeared himself to many Ghanaians within this short period in office, is currently the 23rd IGP of Ghana.
Until his appointment as the new IGP of Ghana by President Nana Akufo-Addo, he served as the Director-General in charge of Administration at the Ghana Police Service.
- Who is IGP Dr George Akuffo Dampare of Ghana?
- George Akuffo Dampare Age
- George Akuffo Dampare Date Of Birth
- George Akuffo Dampare Parents
- George Akuffo Dampare Hometown
- George Akuffo Dampare Religion, Faith
- George Akuffo Dampare Tribe
- George Akuffo Dampare Education, University
- George Akuffo Dampare Wife
- George Akuffo Dampare Children
- George Akuffo Dampare Sworn In Office As IGP of Ghana
- George Akuffo Dampare Teaching Career
- George Akuffo Dampare Profile, Police Career
- George Akuffo Dampare Achievements, Credentials
George Akuffo Dampare Age
COP Dr George Akuffo Dampare is currently 51 years of age.
George Akuffo Dampare Date Of Birth
George Akuffo Dampare was born in 1970.
George Akuffo Dampare Parents
George Akuffo Dampare was born to Mr and Mrs Akuffo Dampare in Ghana.
George Akuffo Dampare Hometown
Dr Dampare hails from Abuakwa in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
George Akuffo Dampare Religion, Faith
He is a staunch Christian.
George Akuffo Dampare Tribe
Dr Dampare is an Akyem native from the Eastern Region of Ghana.
George Akuffo Dampare Education, University
Without secondary school education, George Akuffo Dampare wrote and passed his GCE Ordinary and Advanced level examinations as a private candidate in 1989 and 1992 respectively.
In 1996, he went on to study Accounting and became a Chartered Accountant at age 25.
Mr Dampare obtained a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Finance and Management from the King’s College, London, University of London.
He holds two Master of Science degrees with distinction in Accounting & Finance from London South Bank University in the United Kingdom (UK), and Business Systems Analysis & Design from City University of London also in the United Kingdom (UK).
Dr. Dampare also graduated with a certificate in High Impact leadership from the Institute for Sustainability Leadership, University of Cambridge in the UK, and a certificate in Leadership and Management from the Aresty Institute of Executive Education, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA.
Dr. Dampare is a member of a number of professional associations, including the International Association of Chiefs of Police (ICP); International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA); the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICA); and the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA).
Dr. George Akuffo Dampare has also served and continues to serve on several boards, including the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) Governing Board, Data Link University College Council, Police Central Disciplinary Board, and the Pumpkins Foundation Board — a philanthropic organization for underprivileged children, including those with autism).
George Akuffo Dampare Wife
Dr Dampare is married to a beautiful Ghanaian woman who is known as Madam Anita Akuffo Dampare.
The couple has been married for a long time.
George Akuffo Dampare Children
George Akuffo Dampare and his beautiful wife, Anita, are blessed with six children.
They are five strong young men and one girl.
George Akuffo Dampare Sworn In Office As IGP of Ghana
On Friday, October 8th, 2021, President Nana Akufo-Addo, sworn into office Dr George Akuffo Dampare as the substantive Inspector-General of Police (IGP) at the Jubilee House.
Until his confirmation as the substantive IGP of Ghana, Mr Dampare was, effective from August 1st, 2021, appointed as the Acting IGP of Ghana, to replace James Oppong-Boanuh who was due for retirement.
High profile personalities who graced the occasion of his swearing-in at the Jubilee House were the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Chief of Staff, Frema Osei Opare, personnel from the various security agencies, among others.
Dr Dampare’s wife, Anita, and their six children — made up of five young men and a girl — were also in attendance to grace the occasion.
George Akuffo Dampare Teaching Career
With his policing abilities put aside, Dr. Dampare previously worked as a Research Fellow and lecturer at King’s College London, University of London.
He has also been an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Cape-Coast (UCC), Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Regent University College, and the Data Link University College.
Dr Dampare is also one of the pioneer lecturers at the Business School of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi.
George Akuffo Dampare Profile, Police Career
In December, 1990, Mr George Akuffo Dampare joined the Ghana Police Service (GPS) as a Constable at age 20.
In 1991, Dampare was adjudged the Overall Best Recruit at the National Police Training School upon completion of his recruit training, winning all the awards except the award for the ‘Best Marksman’.
In 1996, he was once again adjudged the Overall Best Cadet for the 32nd Cadet Officers’ Course at the Ghana Police Academy — formerly known as Police College, winning all awards, including Excellence in Professional Police Subjects and Excellence in Academic Subjects.
At age 44, Dr Dampare had risen through the ranks to become Commissioner of Police (COP) after 24 years of service — a rank he held until his appointment as the IGP.
George Akuffo Dampare Achievements, Credentials
Before his appointment as the IGP, COP Dr George Akuffo Dampare served as the Director-General of almost all the major departments of the Ghana Police Service, including; Director-General of Finance & Administration, Director -General of Welfare, Director General of MTTD, Director-General of Research & Planning, Director-General of Operations, Director-General of ICT, and Director-General of National Patrol Department (Police Visibility Department).
Other important leadership positions Dr Dampare previously held include the Commandant of the Police Command and Staff College, Accra Regional Police Commander, Regional Commander for Railways, Ports and Harbour (now Police Marine Department), Municipal Commander for Cape-Coast, and Chief Internal Auditor of the Ghana Police Service (GPS).
Between 2010 and 2015, during the reign of two IGPs — Mr Paul Tawiah Quaye and Mr Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan — Dr Dampare led and coordinated the ‘National Anti-armed Robbery Reward to Informant Initiative’, which saw the arrest and prosecution of many notorious armed robbers across the country.
Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, as the Director-General for National Operations, created an efficient system where fragmented units were consolidated to create effective and complete departments such as the establishment of an Anti-armed Robbery Unit (the COMBAT Unit) to aggressively fight robbery and other violent crimes
Mr Dampare also created the Intelligence Unit within the National Operations Department, which later resulted in the creation of a Police Intelligence Department at the national level.
Whilst in charge as the Director-General of Welfare, Dr. George Dampare introduced an innovative social welfare scheme, by way of leading officers from his Department to pay a visit to the homes of scores of sick and bedridden police officers across the country, and also introduced strategic medical interventions to facilitate their wellness.
Still as the Director-General of Welfare, Dampare also initiated a process at Dodowa and Kasoa to reclaim lands owned and paid for by police officers — a matter which had for a decade remained a national security threat as many officers were angry at the failure of the leadership of the police administration to intervene and solve once and for all.
In 2013, under the leadership of the then Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan, Dr. Dampare led a team of police officers that worked day and night to restructure the Armoured Car Squadron (ACS) Unit into the Formed Police Unit (FPU) within a record time of ten (10) weeks — a task which had become virtually impossible to achieve for over fifteen years.
Also, Dr. Dampare led the technical teams that created and operationalized the Police Service Command and Staff College at Winneba in Central Region, and the Police Service Public Safety Training School at Pwalugu in the Northern Region, under the leadership of the then IGP, Mahammed Ahmed Alhassan.
Dr George Dampare is responsible for mooting the brilliant idea that saw the creation of the office of the Armourer-General, which serves as the central point for accounting for arms and ammunition within the Ghana Police Service, as well as the establishment of the Service Enquiry Monitoring Unit (SEMU) which is responsible for the management of the GPS disciplinary system.
Whilst he was the Director-General for Finance, Mr Dampare led a Police Technical Implementation Team to work with the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission, to migrate the Police Service onto the Single Spine Salary Structure as the first institution in the country to successfully complete the migration.
He also, as the Director-General for Finance, introduced the payment of recruits’ allowances through the bank by getting the bank accounts as well as ATM cards. He also engaged the banks and got them to build ATMs at the Police Training Schools at no cost to the Government.
He led a team of police officers, who mostly used donations from the private sector, to give a facelift to the Police Headquarters by constructing a Public Affairs building, the Integrity Square, the Police Fitness and Social Centre, and a Helipad. The CID Headquarters building was also refurbished under his leadership.
Dr. Dampare is credited with undertaken numerous law enforcement courses at tactical, operational, strategic leadership, and management levels, making him an all-around police officer with the required skills and competencies commensurate with his rank.
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.
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