MEET THE IGP, MR. DAVID ASANTE-APEATU
The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. David Asante-Apeatu holds Executive MBA [EMBA] from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, which he obtained in 2013. Other academic laurels he has garnered include:
- Certificate in Criminal Justice Administration from University of Virginia, USA – 2002
- Certificate in General Management from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration – 1993
- Certificate in Police Duties from Ghana Police Academy, Accra – 1990
- MSc. [Chemistry] Degree from Kharkov State University, Kharkov – USSR – 1979 to 1985.
Working Experience and Positions Held
Mr. David Asante-Apeatu has a vast working experience, ranging from duties in Ghana and those outside the shores of Ghana. From 2007 to 2010, the IGP was posted on secondment to Interpol Headquarters, Lyon-France as Director/Specialized Crime and Analysis.
On his return from France Mr. Asante-Apeatu was appointed the Director-General Research, Planning and ICT at the Police Headquarters, Accra. Other positions held by the IGP include:
- Director-General/Criminal Investigation Department, 2003 – 2007
- Operations Officer, CID – 2001 – 2003
- Government Analyst, Forensic Laboratory, Ghana Police Service, 1991 – 2001
- District Police Commander, Tumu, Upper West Region – 1990 – 1991
- Inspector of Factories, Shops and Offices, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare – 1985 – 1988
Since 2015 to date, Mr. David Asante-Apeatu has been a Part-time Lecturer in [a.] General Forensic Sciences and [b] Firearms and Ballistic Science at the Department of Forensic Sciences, Faculty of Bio-Chemistry, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.
Courses and Seminars
The Inspector-General of Police has undertaken a number of courses to enrich his personality as a professional Police officer. A few of these are:
- Project Planning and Management – Lyon, France – 2008
- Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy – Dubai, UAE – February – 2008
- Working More Efficiently with International Partners, Lyon, France – January 2008.
- Swiss Emergency Field [SEF] Advanced Training in Chemical Weapons Spiez, Switzerland, May 2006
- Chemical Weapons Chief Instructor Training Program (CITPRO) – Spiez, Switzerland, April, 2005
- Federal Bureau of Investigations, National Academy Session 210 – FBINA, USA, 2002.
- US Department of Treasury Basic Firearms/Explosives Identification and Border Control Training, Accra, October to November 2000
Mr. David Asante-Apeatu has also been honoured with:
- Certificate of Appreciation by the Compliance Office, Australian High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya
- United States Secret Service Certificate of Appreciation in Special Recognition of the effort and superior contributions to Law Enforcements Responsibilities in the United States Secret Service.
Mr. Asante-Apeatu also belongs to a number of Professional Bodies, notable amongst them being.
- Federal Bureau Investigation Academy Association, Africa and Middle east, of which he is the President.
- International Homicide Investigators Association [IHIA].
- Ghana Chemistry Society
The new Police Chief, who can boast of a vast experience in policing has an added advantage of being a bilingual, as he can speak the following languages:
- English - Excellent
- Russian - Excellent
- French - Working Knowledge
- Ga - Fair Good, and
- Twi - Mother Tongue
Mr. Asante-Apeatu’s hobbies are Reading and Listening to Jazz music.